Audiotapes Reveal Bounty Details

The program run by New Orleans Saints coaches that rewarded rough tackles and potential injuries to opponents is drawing further criticism after audiotapes of Coach Gregg Williams pumping up players were released on Thursday. “He becomes human and we fucking take out that outside ACL,” Williams says in a tape dated January of this year. The audio was released by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon and provides an ugly look into a brutal system—even by the standards of pro football. Williams also talks of “killing the head” to make a tackle more direct and violent.