San Francisco 49ers fans are well aware of what transpired last January with Kyle Williams. The young kick returner muffed two catches in the NFC Championship Game, which likely led to the 49ers not making the Super Bowl for the first time in decades. Since the game, fans have learned of the Saints and their bounty program, one that has suspended numerous coaches for the entire upcoming season.
Ken Williams, the general manager of the Chicago White Sox, is the father of Kyle Williams. He recently released a statement on the Saints and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams trying to hurt his son on purpose.
"As you have seen, Kyle Williams is a man's man and has shown himself more than capable of answering on his own behalf. 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.
"To answer the questions directed specifically to me, as a father first and foremost, I am glad to report Kyle's concussion tests have been extremely positive and we are grateful he is ready and anxious to get back to competition. Personally, suspension or not, it's probably best I'm never in a room with Gregg Williams and wonder if such an order crosses the line of the aggressive, competitive spirit we all know and love about the sport; and leans closer to a criminal act and therefore a litigious matter.
"Putting aside my fatherly feelings and putting on my sports executive hat, I have tremendous respect and admiration for the league in general, the 49ers organization and Trent Balke and Jim Harbough in particular. I have no doubt they are monitoring the situation very closely and will take the appropriate action should they deem it necessary in this matter.
"As a result of this and the fact that the singular focus for every member of the White Sox organization is on a distraction-free championship season, I won't be speaking publicly on the subject any further."
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