The man that is getting all the pub about the new Gregg Williams news today has released a lengthy statement explaining why he released the recording.
Documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon went on and on in the statement, putting out a whopping 5859 words. Click HERE if you want to read the whole statement.
Below is the most important part, talking about why he went ahead and released tapes that were supposed to be private.
In the interest of full disclosure: If this story hadn’t broken and been made public, I would not have shared this it. I would not have compromised my personal relationships and risked damaging Steve Gleason’s relationship with the Saints. I would have crafted these words and sentiments for another forum, perhaps years down the road.
If it weren’t for the fact I feel deeply that parents of children playing football MUST pay attention to the influence of men who will sacrifice their kids for W’s, I would not have written this.
If it weren’t for the fact that a man of conviction and conscience, Scott Fujita has been publicly attached to this scandal on the day he brought his newborn daughter home from the hospital, I would not have written these truths. FYI, his name was leaked directly from the NFL offices to three HUGE sports journalists, one of which broke the “scoop.”
I’m not calling them out by name because nobody pays me to be an asshole.
To date, there has been no evidence Scott Fujita ever paid a man money to hurt another man. The fact that he’s willing to admit paying for turnovers (fumbles, int’s, etc.) is cause for possible suspension. Seriously? If you met him, you would know he wouldn’t sacrifice his well-earned reputation of social activism and authentic charity work, while reveling in the destruction of another human being.
But every time his children google him, this stain (regardless of whether it is retracted) will follow him and he will have to explain that daddy really isn’t one of the bad guys.
In releasing this material, I have severely strained my relations with Michel and Steve Gleason, whom I sincerely love. They had no part in this material becoming public and I may have to find another producer to finish our film project. This was a film which made me have to learn to shoot my camera while crying. This is a film that guitarist Mike McCready from my favorite band, Pearl Jam has committed to doing the music for. No joke. It’s that deep. It’s that powerful. It’s that big of an opportunity potentially lost.
Some will call me releasing this audio for fame or money grab. True haters will call it exploitation.