Answering The Call, Again: The New Orleans Saints In Oil-Saturated LA

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints are living up to their nickname once again. 
On Tuesday, the XLIV Super Bowl champions left together on a charter bus to visit the Plaquemines Parish region of Louisiana and try to lift the spirits of those affected by the latest environmental disaster.
“I think it’s important that we do that,” Saints’ cornerback Jabri Greer told Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com. “The city and the state have invested so much in us. They’ve given us everything we have.”
For those who live in Louisiana this may not come as a surprise. Unlike most professional football organizations, the Saints and head coach Sean Payton get it.
Payton, who was supposed to meet with the Louisiana Governor on Tuesday with the Lombardi Trophy, canceled the Saints’ final Organized Team Activity (OTA) as well as the luncheon so his team could travel with the championship memorabilia and visit the oil-filled area.

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