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  • Vilma Back to Court in TRO Hearing vs. NFL

    July 26, 2012 2:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma goes back to federal court on Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow him to return to work while his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pending. Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire season for what the NFL... more »
  • Lawmakers ask NFL to reconsider Saints penalties

    May 15, 2012 7:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program. The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday. In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion... more »
  • NFL bounties amount to incentive system run amok

    March 6, 2012 6:24 AM

    To Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott, the thousands of dollars New Orleans Saints players were paid under their bounty system from 2009-11 is not all that different from the helmet stickers handed out at lower levels of the game. Little rewards for big plays are as much a... more »
  • NFL to Keep Looking into Bounties Beyond Saints

    March 4, 2012 4:07 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL plans to keep looking at plays from recent seasons after a league investigation found the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games. League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday the NFL... more »
  • New Orleans Case Puts Scrutiny on NFL Bounty Pay

    March 3, 2012 7:43 PM

    The revelations were shocking to those outside the NFL: A team paid bounties to knock opponents out of the game, including some of its biggest stars. For those who suit up, however, it sounds more like the long-accepted cost of doing business in a brutal sport/ Atlanta Falcons star Roddy... more »
  • Ex-NFL Players Sue League in Louisiana Over Concussions

    February 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    Nearly a dozen former NFL players living in Louisiana have sued the NFL, the latest players to accuse the league of failing to protect players from the risks associated with concussions. Several former New Orleans Saints players, including John Fourcade, are among the 11 ex-players named as plaintiffs in the... more »
  • NFL Agrees to New Deal With ESPN for Monday Night Football

    September 9, 2011 10:07 AM

    ESPN agreed with the NFL on an eight-year contract extension that keeps "Monday Night Football" on the sports network through 2021, boosts the amount of programming shown on the already football-saturated family of networks, and brings it to phones and tablets. The contract also includes expanded international rights, 3D distribution... more »
  • Big Contingents of Players, Owners for NFL Talks

    July 14, 2011 12:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - With time running short to keep the NFL's preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives met Thursday at a Manhattan law firm to try and overcome the remaining obstacles to ending the fourth-month-long lockout. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and eight of the 10 members of the... more »
  • NFL Officials at Pre-Mediation Meeting with Judge

    April 13, 2011 12:07 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lawyers for the NFL and league officials are meeting with the judge assigned to supervise court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its locked-out players. The league's contingent arrived at the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on Wednesday morning. Executiv e vice president Jeff Pash, the... more »
  • NFL Stars Attend Ky Cares All-Star Gala

    March 19, 2011 12:21 AM

    It was a star studded night Friday in downtown Lafayette for the Ky Cares All-Star Gala. The event kicked off around 7:00 p.m., complete with a red carpet, silent auction, live jazz and mingling with various football stars. The benefit gala was put on by football player and Eunice... more »
  • Pro-football Player Teams Up With Local Schools for Camp

    January 24, 2011 9:26 PM

    The NFL is coming to Acadiana as part of a special camp for kids in March. Pro-football player Kyries Hebert is heading up the camp as part of his Ky Cares Foundation. He was born and raised in Eunice, a Ragin Cajun Defensive MVP and an NFL Record Holder.... more »
  • Favre to Be Fined but Not Suspended

    December 29, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Favre will be fined but not suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after the league's investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game hostess. A person familiar with the decision says the league plans... more »
  • NFL Thanksgiving Schedule

    November 25, 2010 9:58 AM

    Six NFL teams are in action on Thanksgiving, with Detroit and Dallas as customary hosts. The Lions entertain New England for the first kickoff of the holiday. Detroit is 2-8 and residing in its usual spot in the NFC North basement. The 8-2 Patriots are tied with the Jets for... more »
  • Former NFL Star Junior Seau Drives SUV Off Cliff

    October 18, 2010 5:06 PM

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Former NFL star linebacker Junior Seau drove off an embankment in Southern California this morning and is hospitalized with minor injuries. The incident happened less than nine hours after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Carlsbad police say the 12-time Pro Bowler's Cadillac SUV... more »
  • Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews to Play in Jackson Square

    August 9, 2010 1:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform in New Orleans at the NFL's annual kickoff concert. The league said Monday the Grammy-winning artists will hold the show in Jackson Square, before the Super Bowl champion Saints face the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome to open... more »
  • NFL Pairs up With Nickelodeon for Cartoon Series

    June 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is getting animated. The league's players and coaches will lend their voices to a series of short cartoons for Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel. The 22 episodes, which will each run 2 to 5 minutes, will air weekly during the NFL season from September to February.... more »
  • Drew Brees: Cover of "Madden NFL" Video Game

    April 22, 2010 3:06 PM

    Associated Press Writer Drew Brees has another prize to put next to his Super Bowl MVP trophy: He's the cover model for this year's edition of the "Madden NFL" video game. EA Sports announced Thursday that the New Orleans Saints quarterback would be featured on the front of "Madden NFL... more »
  • Indiana governor auctioning Saints flag for charity

    February 26, 2010 7:25 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he'll auction off for charity the New Orleans Saints flag he displayed outside his office for losing a Super Bowl bet. Daniels displayed the flag outside his Statehouse office for a week after losing the bet to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on... more »
  • New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper Plans Visit To Lafayette

    February 22, 2010 2:04 PM

    (Lafayette, Louisiana)- On Wednesday February 24th, Darren Sharper of the New Orleans Saints is headed to celebrate his NFL Super Bowl victory with all his supportive fans in Lafayette. He will be at the Lafayette Health Club where he will be launching his signature "Sharper Shake" shirts. Darren Sharper will... more »
  • Vitter challenges NFL with "Who Dat" T-shirts

    February 11, 2010 12:37 PM

    In light of the recent "Who Dat" logo controversy, Senator David Vitter has printed up his own "Who Dat" shirt. To read Senator Vitter's original story CLICK HERE , to purchase the T-shirt CLICK HERE .
  • Couple Wins Superbowl Tickets for $50

    February 4, 2010 1:29 PM

    Saints fans throughout Acadiana entered the "Lil Man Big Saints Fan" Superbowl raffle, organized by Senator Troy Hebert. The winners were announced on GMA Thursday morning: Jodie and Janet Crouch of Lafayette won the pair of tickets. They entered five times at $10 per entry, which means they... more »
  • Update: Saints on NFL Network.

    December 16, 2009 8:15 PM

    Here are your options to watch the Saints game Saturday night on the NFL Network: It's already offered on direct t-v and dish network. Cox customers have the option to upgrade to get the channel. LUS Fiber is offering the channel on it's expanded basic service. ... more »
  • The Who playing the Super Bowl

    November 27, 2009 2:46 PM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - Maybe you were too busy stuffing yourself with turkey to hear the news - they have announced who is going to play in the year's Super Bowl. It's not a team - it's a band. The NFL says The Who will be the halftime entertainment at the... more »
  • Very Superstitious: Saints vs. Falcons

    November 2, 2009 10:35 AM

    You have probably been living under a rock if you don't already know the New Orleans Saints are 6 and 0. You can feel the excitement in the air. If you log on to facebook, chances are you'll see a "who dat?!" post. Will this be the year... Dare we... more »
  • Louisiana Guardsmen get surprise visit from NFL players

    October 29, 2009 9:33 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard were greeted by four NFL players in a special visit during pre-deployment training at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La., Oct. 23. New Orleans Saints players Mark Brunell, Jonathan Goodwin, Zachary Strief and Jonathan Stinchcomb surprised members of the LANG's... more »

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