NFL wants Gregg Williams' tape from filmmaker
It comes as no surprise that the NFL is making efforts to retrieve at least copies of the film Sean Pamphilon has of Gregg Williams speaking to his team the night before the NFC playoff game in San Francisco.
Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that NFL security called Pamphilon four times on Friday. They want the tapes, and the league probably wants them to make the tapes go away as much as they want them for evidence in a case that has already been tried by commissioner Roger Goodell. That’s our guess anyway.
Pamphilon also tells Silver he wants “Goodell to answer real questions first.” Pamphilon says he has copies of the tapes in “several locations.” That’s likely so Pamphilon knows he’ll ultimately retain a copy of the speech Williams made.
What would possibly compel Goodell to answer questions from Pamphilon eludes us. In fact, it strikes us that Pamphilon is motivated to make a film or a name for himself here more than he is motivated to expose evidence to the existence of a bounty system that had already been revealed by the NFL itself.
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