Sean Pamphilon

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Sean Pamphilon is an American sports television producer turned documentary filmmaker.[1] He produced multiple television features on National Football League player Ricky Williams for Fox Sports and ESPN, and he later directed the Williams documentary, Run Ricky Run, for ESPN's award-winning documentary series 30 for 30 with film partner Royce Toni.[2][3]

In April 2012, he released audio recordings related to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal of former New Orleans Saints coach Gregg Williams instructing his players to inflict physical harm on their opponents.[4] Pamphilon had access to the Saints locker room while collaborating with former Saints player Steve Gleason on a documentary. Gleason said he and his family retain the rights to the recordings, and Pamphilon released them without permission.[5] Pamphilon said he would not have released the recordings if the story regarding the bounties was not already public.[6] He denied that their contract prohibited posting of the footage and said that he and Gleason had agreed to a third-party mediator, who advised publicly releasing the recordings. "I feel as strongly today as I have from the beginning that the audio speaks for itself and that the public had a right to hear it," Pamphilon said.[7]


  1. ^ Carter, Andrew (July 23, 2011). "Filmmaker seeks follow-up to popular Ricky Williams documentary". Orlando Sun Sentinel. Archived from the original on April 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Mooney, Michael J. (April 22, 2010). "Director Sean Pamphilon Talks About Ricky Williams Documentary "Run Ricky Run"". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Archived from the original on April 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Chris (April 27, 2010). "The multiple sides of Ricky Williams". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Silver, Michael (April 4, 2012). "Source: Gregg Williams instructed Saints during speech to injure Niners offensive players". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Gleason, Steve. "Statement from Steve Gleason". Team Gleason. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Documentary filmmaker who released Gregg Williams audio recording says truth needed to come out". The Times-Picayune. April 5, 2012. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Silver, Michael (April 6, 2012). "Filmmaker denies claim that he unfairly released damning audio of Gregg Williams". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012.

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