The New Orleans Saints are rallying. After getting hammered in the court of public opinion throughout the offseason, the Saints are slowly starting to regain some benefit of the doubt.
Last week, federal judge Ginger Berrigan made it clear that she feels the NFL's punishments against the Saints for their alleged bounty program were too severe. And now the Louisiana State Police announced that they found no evidence of wrongdoing by the Saints after they investigated allegations of wiretapping against the team that surfaced earlier this year.
Perhaps the nation isn't quite ready to re-anoint the Saints as the new version of "America's Team." But at least the word might be spreading that this organization isn't quite so defunct and despicable after all.
The Saints aren't perfect. For one thing, the organization clearly seems to have an unusual number of disgruntled former employees with axes to grind, for whatever reason.