Kyle Williams father: “It’s probably best I’m never in a room with Gregg Williams”

The Chicago White Sox General Manager, Ken Williams, who happens to be the Father of 49ers WR/KR Kyle Williams spoke out today of the audio that was released of former Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams speaking to his players prior to the Saints/49ers playoff game played at Candlestick Park last season.

Gregg Williams said about Kyle Williams to his defenders “We need to find out in the first two series of the game, the little wide receiver, No. 10, about his concussion,” Williams said. “We need to [expletive] put a lick on him, move him to decide. He needs to decide.”

Gregg Williams also went on to talk about hits to Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and Michael Crabtree “We need to decide whether 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.” 

Ken Williams, father of 49ers WR/KR Kyle Williams

In light of all this, Ken Williams was interviewed today via the Chicago Tribune . Ken Williams said that it would be better to not put him and Gregg in the same room together.

“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.”

The last words there are very intriguing, “Litigious Matter”. A matter in which would be heard in court. Last week the NFLPA announced that they have hired lawyers for Saints players involved in bounty gate that could be facing criminal charges. The two words at the end of Ken Williams’ statement makes it sound like they will be moving forward with a lawsuit.

The timing of this audio being leaked, as first reported by Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports has been labeled as questionable. The day that Saints HC, Assistant Coach, and GM are due to have their appeals heard regarding their punishments, the tape was released. The NFL issued a statement that these recordings were not part of the investigation, but now they will be.

Gregg Williams “indefinite suspension” may be turning into a Lifetime Ban from the NFL, and I wouldn’t have an issue with that whatsoever.

There will be alot more information coming forward here in the next few weeks with the NFLPA requesting the investigation findings to be made more public, and the players 22-27 players involved are expected to be punished here shortly. Keep your eyes out for more developments on the stories.


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  • joe packer

    Watching the game with my buddies I said didn’t it look like the saints tried to kill Kevin on that early puny return ? I’m surprised he was able to continue ,Kevin was smoked way more than a normal tackle,its was like a pile of players just smoked him like they were gonna bury him in the field which they did Kevin was never the same after that and I wonder if he really remembered any part of the game after even though he showed amazing courage to continue to run with abandon but did fumble twice but one took a fluke bounce and he kinda looked dazed on what to do.I thought Harbaugh should have seen this and put someone else in after that first hit .Dude look like he should have died when at least 4 or 5 bad ass tacklers just crushed him.

  • Ryan

    The beauty of this whole Saint/49er situation is that the Saints were physically dominated during this game. If I recall correctly it was the Saints players being carted off the field. Karma.

  • Non-Bounty Contact

    This situation certainly has elements of a criminal enterprise functioning outside the league’s rules and civil society. This is going to be a real problem for the league all the way to Williams and his pay-to-play hit men under the legal theory of vicarious liability. I can envision civil lawsuits and perhaps calls for criminal prosecution. This situation is going to get interesting-intentional, calculated, planned, and directed violence in a violent game sounds like a conspiracy. Poor Mr. Williams.

  • J

    It is no fun for many fans to watch football when purposful, extra vicious action is taking place. Seems to cross over the lines of “sportsmanship”. All the men on the field earn their living playing football and all understand the risks of possibly being injured and loosing the ability to play temporarily or permanently. But, to have a team policy to severely injure/disable star players is a criminal matter. They should be prosecuted for assault and battery and be responsible for lifetime financial support for any star player physically damaged by the criminal team’s “scorched earth” policy on players. This activity is a coward’s way out–they can’t win under normal playing culture, so they have to stack the cards in their favor.
    I was shocked at last season’s violence and am not looking forward to football season. If the NFL is still wondering if this behavior should have drastic punishments and they do not take firm action, count me out as a football fan.



  • FreeAgentSignee

    I do not condone Gregg Williams! But, if Michael Vick was not banned for life, Williams should not be either!

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