I just read that article. Didn't know it was public though.
3-4 weeks before the tape was released, Pamphilon went to Gleason and felt like he should release the tape. Gleason didn't want to, and they decided to confide with a middle man. The middle man was Fujita. Brees was also involved but his PR people told him to breakaway from it and not get involved.
Fujita told them they should release the tape so that all the pressure would be off the current Saint players and coaches, and to put all the attention to Williams.
This article is the first im reading that the players association got access of the tape. But it makes sense since Fujita was that middle man they talked to about releasing the tape. I dont have any info on that. Whether he was given permission to do that or not.
This post was edited on 4/16 at 6:10 pm