Sean Pamphilon joined Josh and Charod on XX 1090 in San Diego recently to discuss Bountygate. Surprised? Yeah, me too.
Of course he provided some quality sound bites for the media and bloggers such as myself. This time, he went directly after quarterback Drew Brees in his former home town, accusing him of knowing about the bounty program and of lying about it's existence. Here's the money shot:
"Drew Brees knew that this stuff existed and he's continually said that there's no evidence that the bounty existed. Then why is he on the phone with me two hours before I released the audio, and he's saying to me ‘I wanna see your essay before this hits the wire'? He was part of it, but he pretends like he's not. And it's amazing to me that this sacred cow is allowed to walk around and acting as if he's not even involved, saying that there's no evidence. He's referencing weapons of mass destruction. Well, if there's nothing to hide and there's no evidence, then Drew, why are you calling me two hours before it's released, trying to quote-unquote shape it?"
Harsh words from someone who admittedly once admired the quarterback. The only flaw in his logic, however, is that Brees' desire to "shape" Pamphilon's essay before releasing it does not in any way prove that Drew knew about a bounty program. It only proves that Brees gives a crap about not only his image but the image of the Saints and his friend Steve Gleason, and he isn't interested in having some maverick filmmaker publicly damage any or all of that.
I really can't believe we're still talking about this. Do we believe what Pamphilon says about Brees? Should we even bother listening to anything this fool has to say anymore?