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Kenny Williams on his son's ties to Saints bounty scandal

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Kenny Williams on his son's ties to Saints bounty scandal

The hot story in the NFL this offseason has been the bounty scandal surrounding the New Orleans Saints. That controversy has now extended to Chicago, namely White Sox GM Kenny Williams and his son, Kyle.

Documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon released audio of a speech Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams gave to his players last season prior to New Orleans' playoff matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, on which Kyle Williams is a wide receiver and returner for the Niners.

In the speech, Gregg Williams is recorded as saying his players need to put a "lick" on Kyle Williams to test if the young receiver is fully healthy from a concussion suffered earlier in the season.

Kenny Williams made a statement to the Chicago Tribune on the matter.

"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 litigious matter," the White Sox GM said.

He also said he will not be speaking on the matter publicly anymore and prefers to focus on the Sox and the upcoming season.

For more on Kenny Williams' comments, head to ChicagoTribune.com.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.