We’ve already heard one of 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams’ teammates respond to the audio recording of Gregg Williams in the locker room before the Saints’ playoff game in San Francisco and now the receiver’s father has weighed in.
As you might imagine, Kenny Williams, who is the general manager of baseball’s Chicago White Sox, wasn’t thrilled to hear someone suggest hitting his son in the head to see if he had recovered from a concussion. Here are Gregg Williams’ comments about Kyle Williams:
“We need to find out in the first two series of the game, that little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion. We need to f—ing put a lick on him right now. He needs to decide. He needs to f—ing decide.”
Kenny Williams began his statement, which was given to several outlets including the Chicago Tribune, by saying his son wouldn’t have any comment because he preferred to “remain committed to providing all his answers on the field next season,” and then moved on to some harsh words for the former Saints defensive coordinator.
“To answer the questions directed specifically to me, as a father first and foremost, I am glad to report Kyle’s concussion tests have been extremely positive and we are grateful he is ready and anxious to get back to competition. Personally, suspension or not, it’s probably best I’m never in a room with Gregg Williams and wonder if such an order crosses the lines of the aggressive, competitive spirit we all know and love about the sport and leans closer to a criminal act and therefore litigious matter.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard from Kenny Williams about people targeting his son. He made a statement after the NFC Championship Game loss about people sending death threats to Kyle Williams because of his two fumbles on punt returns.