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Audio from Gregg Williams’ expletive-filled bounty speech is really something (video)

Goodness gracious, well this is certainly damning evidence. To say the least.

By now, many of you have likely heard or at least read about the audio from a speech then-New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams gave to his players on Jan. 13, 2012, prior to the team’s playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers that was captured by a documentary filmmaker who then ultimately decided to release it by publishing it on his website. To say it is inflammatory, crass and out of line would be an understatement.

Video of NSFW audio (with NSFW transcription) follows.

For those catching up — or those who cannot play the video due to its NSFW nature, the gist of the audio, captured by Sean Pamphilon, who was filming a documentary former Saints special teams player Steve Gleason (who is suffering from ALS) and was reportedly recorded at the Saints’ team’s hotel near the San Francisco Airport (via Yahoo!):

Early in the 12-minute speech, Williams told his players, “Kill the head, the body will die” – one of the coach’s signature phrases, according to numerous current and former Saints defenders. In this case, Williams designated 49ers halfback Frank Gore as “the head” and then ratcheted up the rhetoric.

“We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head,” Williams told the players. “We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways.”

Then, referencing backup halfback Kendall Hunter, Williams continued: “Little 32, we want to knock the [expletive] out of him. He has no idea what he’s in for. When he’s on the sideline, we’ve gotta turn that [expletive] over, turn their coaches over, turn the spectators over. Go and get that [expletive] on the sidelines.”

And the video, and once again, the audio and transcribed text is VERY VERY VERY NSFW:

Yeah, in light of this bombshell which for all intents and purposes is the patented smoking gun, I’m pretty sure Gregg Williams — who is currently serving an indefinite suspension handed down by the NFL for his role in Bountygate — won’t be working in professional football in any capacity ever again. Just a hunch.