Documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who recorded former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams encouraging his players to injure their opponents, insists that he had the right to post the audio online this week.
That conflicts with the claims of former Saints player Steve Gleason, who says Pamphilon was granted access to the Saints for private purposes, chronicling Gleason’s struggle with ALS. Gleason said Pamphilon had no right to release the recordings publicly.
But hours after Gleason made that claim, Pamphilon told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports that Pamphilon had followed the agreement he and Gleason made about what could be done with the recordings he made of Gleason and the Saints.
“[W]e do have a production agreement that I followed,” Pamphilon said. “I can’t understand why Steve would think it’s in his best interest to prevent me from telling the truth about Gregg Williams.”
Pamphilon also disputes any notion that he was motivated by greed.
“I have taken no money,” Pamphilon said. “I am a man of modest means and for the past year have financially gone out on a limb to document Steve and Michel Gleason’s life, as well as contribute to their various ventures regarding Team Gleason.”
So Pamphilon, the man who was invited by Gleason to chronicle the end of his life, is now at odds with Gleason. All over that audiotape that has taken the NFL by storm.