NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A newly released recording purports to capture former New Orleans Saints coach Gregg Williams telling players to “put a lick” on San Francisco’s Kyle Williams to see if the receiver has lingering effects from an earlier concussion.
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Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who had access to Saints meetings for a documentary on American football, posted the audio on his website. Pamphilon told Yahoo Sports that while he was not bothered by much of Williams’ profanity-laced speech, he was troubled by comments about the previously concussed player.
In the recording from a meeting before the Saints played the 49ers in an NFL playoff game in January, Williams urges players to beat running back Frank Gore’s head, “lay out” quarterback Alex Smith and go after receiver Michael Crabtree’s knee.
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