A new voice spoke up today in the debate raging over Gregg Williams and the bounty system he instituted as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints: Ken Williams, the general manager of baseball's Chicago White Sox, whose son Kyle Williams was a Saints target with the San Francisco 49ers.
"As you have seen, Kyle Williams is a man's man and has shown himself more than capable of answering on his own behalf," Ken Williams said in a statement, according to the Chicago Tribune. "He has definite feelings on the subject but has chosen to remain committed to providing all his answers to any questions on the field next season. Knowing this young man's intestinal fortitude, I doubt anyone will get him to waver from his position."
In a pregame speech that was caught on tape by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, Gregg Williams can be heard asking the Saints' players to "put a lick" on Kyle Williams to see if he had lingering effects of a concussion.
Ken Williams was happy to add in his statement that medically, his son was progressing nicely. "As a father first and foremost, I am glad to report Kyle's concussion tests have been extremely positive," Williams said. "We are grateful he is ready and anxious to get back to competition."