Williams speech intructed Saints to injure 49ers

April 5, 2012, 4:32 pm
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"We need to decide whether (Michael) Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass prima donna or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find that out, and he becomes human when you expletive take out that outside ACL.Those are the words from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, in a recording released today following a Yahoo! sports report by columnist Mike Silver. Williams' speech, recorded by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon the day before this year's divisional playoff game against the 49ers, documents the former Saints coordinator's words in which he suggests he would personally pay for a injury-producing shot on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.You can listen to the recording here.
Pamphilon told Yahoo's Mike Silver that Williams insinuated that the player who took Smith out would be paid:At one point Williams says, We hit expletive Smith right there then he points under his chin and continues remember me. Then he rubs his thumb against his index and middle fingers the cash sign and says, I got the first one. I got the first one. Go get it. Go lay that expletive out.'The NFL suspended Williams indefinitely on March 21 and suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year. Payton is appealing his suspension.CSNBayArea.com reached out to former 49ers DB Darryl Pollard, who supplied his statement:
"Some of what he is saying I agree with. But body parts and going after guys with the intent of physical harm should never come from a coach. P.O.D. (Program of Discouragement) is one thing. Targeting ACL's, ankles, and heads for concussions is something else. He shouldn't be suspended he should be maybe be banded for a number of years if not forever with pension taken away."
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