According to ProFootballTalk.com, the New Orleans Saints have informed WWL-TV that they have been taken off their press release list, will not receive any return phone calls from reporters, and possibly could be denied credentials for the 2010 National Football League Draft, which takes place later this month. Simply, things are only going to get uglier from here on out.
It all started when the Saints announced that they will be building a new press box that will result in 1,200 season ticket holders losing their seats.
That was followed by media outlets constantly reporting on this everyday since word broke out of this. Of course the constant coverage angered Saints officials, which prompted Public Relations director Greg Bensel to send WWL-TV a couple emails.
Of course WWL-TV released the text of the emails as they have a duty to inform the public what was going on and Bensel most likely never stated that the emails were to remain confidential.
That is apparently what prompted the Saints to cut off WWL-TV.
So, what is next? Most likely WWL-TV will file a lawsuit against the Saints citing violation of freedom of the press.
Also, there is a good possibility that National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell will place a phone call to owner Tom Benson telling him to put WWL-TV back on the press release and give back their credentials, since Goodell is receptive of fans opinions.
The fact of the matter is that the Saints didn’t need to build a whole new press box as they could have completely remolded the old one.
In the end, if the Saints don’t wake up and realize what they are doing is wrong there could be a serious back lash from fans, which will cost them a lot of money.
Good night and good luck.
According to the Buffalo News, word in the locker room last week was that Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch wouldn’t mind being moved. With the signing the Bills made to day he could be getting his wish.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Bills signed running back Walter Mendenhall who is the older brother of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Mendenhall is not as fast as his little brother, which means his running style is more like Lynch’s power running. Also, Mendenhall, who is 24 years old, is bigger than Lynch at 6’0″ 227 pounds while Lynch, who is 23 years old, is 5′-11″ 215 pounds.
What makes it more likely that Mendenhall is Lynch’s replacement is the fact that Gailey was also quoted as saying that he would like to draft a scat running back.
In the end, Mendenhall could be insurance in case Lynch messes up again, which was the smart thing to do.
It was reported recently that the Milledgeville, Georgia police would be wrapping up their investigation of a 20 year old female’s claim of sexual assault against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. According to the Associated Press, via ProFootballTalk.com, Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow Blue said in a statement that all evidence and witness testimony was turned over to the District Attorney Fred Bright Tuesday.
The next step in the case will be for Bright to review the case and determine what they can prove in court.
Once the review is complete the Bright will then determine if charges should be filed based upon the evidence. Even if Bright has a weak case if charges are filed Roethlisberger’s career will be in jeopardy as this is the second incident of sexual assault for him.
Even if no charges are filed against Roethlisberger there is a good chance that he will be suspended for at least a couple of games under National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell’s Personal Conduct Policy.
In the end, any which way if one more claim of sexual assault is brought up against Roethlisberger after this incdent plays out he will find himself out of the league.
It is believed that the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills are bidding for the services for of Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell. Which ever team that doesn’t get Campbell will most likely then take Clausen.
According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, via ProFootballTalk.com, sources have told Kiper that the Seahawks will not take a Clausen with either of their first round draft picks in the upcoming National Football Leaugue Draft. That means Clausen will then be taken by the Raiders at eighth overall.
However, if the Raiders were to acquire Campbell that would change and then most likely the Bills will take him to address their quarterback need.
In the end, right now all eye are on Washington as the Campbell trade will alter the Draft.
According to the Joe Rose Show, via ProFootballTalk.com, Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jason Taylor’s agent stated that Taylor is visiting the New York Jets today. Taylor’s defection to a division rival wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.
In 2000 the Buffalo Bills cut Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas unceremoniously, which prompted him to sign with the Miami Dolphins.
So, why would Taylor sign with the Jets? Simply to just get back at the Dolphins for not resigning him and a shot at winning the Superbowl.
In the end, when it comes to the National Football League anything can happen.