Audiotapes Reveal Bounty Details

    FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2010, file photo, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks on during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Also Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Goodell suspended Saints general manager Mickey Loomis for the first eight regular-season games of 2012, and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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    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.

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