If I’m Drew Brees, I’m a bit peeved this morning at a couple of things.
First off, I am still sitting at home on my couch instead of signed, sealed and ready to go with his team the Saints for the 2012 season, and it appears that isn’t getting close to done.
Then comes the news from filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, you remember, the guy who blew the lid off the biggest bounty scandal in NFL history that got the coach of the Saints suspended for a season.
Seems that Pamphilon is coming out and speaking about Brees, calling him – get this – the team’s sacred cow about the scandal.
Pamphilon spoke to XEPRS-AM in San Diego, and said that he spoke with Brees and former Saints linebacker (now with Cleveland) Scott Fujita before releasing the now famous Gregg Williams tapes.
“You don’t know if they’re standing by (the audio release), because they’re ignoring it,” Pamphilon told XEPRS-AM. “Scott briefly addressed it after it came out, but Drew hasn’t owned it at all, and no one’s called him on it. The guy is as Teflon as you can get.”
Later on in the chat with the station, Pamphilon said that Brees is disingenuous about evidence or lack thereof as the players insist, against the Saints.
“Drew Brees knew that this stuff existed and he’s continually said that there’s no evidence that the bounty existed,” Pamphilon told XEPRS-AM. “Then why is he on the phone with me two hours before I released the audio, and he’s saying to me, ‘I want to see your essay before this hits the wire’?
“He was part of it, but he pretends like he’s not. And it’s amazing to me that this sacred cow is allowed to walk around and acting as if he’s not even involved, saying that there’s no evidence. He’s referencing weapons of mass destruction. Well, if there’s nothing to hide and there’s no evidence, then Drew, why are you calling me two hours before it’s released, trying to, quote-unquote, shape it?”
Wow, it just keeps getting worse for the Saints. You have to wonder what type of season this club is going to have with all of this flying over their heads.