Does the name Sean Pamphilon ring a bell? It should because he was the filmmaker that released the damning, profanity-laced audio tape of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams\’ speech to his players before prior to their playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 14.
At the time, Pamphilon was doing a documentary on retired special teams standout Steve Gleason, who now battles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, for his The United States of Football film, Gleason\’s remains connected to the Saints and that allowed Pamphilon to be in the room with the Saints defense for the Williams speech that really fueled Bountygate.
Pamphilon has been criticized greatly by players since releasing the audio tape of Williams and you would think that he would have a problem going forward getting other football players to allow him to do a documentary on them. Since the release of the Saints tape Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison allowed Pamphilon into his inner circle for the film while he was training out in Arizona.
Here is some background on the time he spent with the Harrison and the video clip below is a scene that will not be included in the film that mostly includes dialogue between Pamphilon and Harrison while traveling in a vehicle.
During the ride Harrison talks about how he considered being a R&B singer after being cut early on in his career. Harrison refuses to drop a few bars in the car for Pamphilon, but he does admit to liking and listening to R. Kelly, Justin Bieber, Metallica and Nickelback.
Harrison comments a little about the Williams\’ speech, his trust issues with people and the deepest loss that he has ever had, which was his grandmother.
This should end up being a great movie and I can\’t wait to see it in its entirety.