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Football violence nothing like Williams' rant

By now, you've probably heard Gregg Williams' rant the night before the Saints played the 49ers in the playoffs. It is a disgusting rant from a disgusting person.

Williams exhorts his defensive players to harm the 49ers' best offensive players. He rubs his fingers together like someone offering cash when telling his guys to go for Alex Smith's chin. "Go lay that (expletive) out," he says. He is offering a bounty for knocking Smith out of the game.

He tells his players to "make sure we kill Frank Gore's head."

He refers to 5-7 Kendall Hunter as "Little 32," and says, "We want to knock the (expletive) out of him. When he's on the sidelines, we've got to run that (expletive) over, turn their coaches over, run the spectators over, go get that (expletive) on the sideline."

That sure sounds like telling his players to take cheap shots.

He says, "We need to find out in the first two series of the game the little wide receiver, No. 10 (Kyle Williams), about his concussion. We need to (expletive) put a lick on him right now." Williams had suffered several concussions prior to the game.

He encouraged his players to "take out" Michael Crabtree's ACL.

He counseled his players to wreck Vernon Davis' ankles.

And he also said this, a fair summary of his message: "Every single one of you, before you get off the pile, affect the head. Early affect the head. Continue, touch it and hit the head."

That's a coach who told his players to take illegal head shots.


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