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Fleur-de-Links: October 16, 2012

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Saints fan files $5 million class action lawsuit against Roger Goodell. Where do I sign up?

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Check out this run! Play breaks down and the smallest guy on the field makes a play! My pick for Swink of the Week!

There’s No Place Like Home premieres tonight ESPN at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The rules of basketball are coming home. Congrats

RT : Via , NFL will reccomend New Orleans and Miami for Super Bowl L (50)

Judge wants to see NFL bounty documents...

Profanely stupid RT fan files class action lawsuit against , Roger Goodell seeking damages:

If the league owes you damages for this year's Saints tickets, Benson owes me greatly for 2001-5, and let's not get into Grandpa v Mecom

Judge orders RG to produce documents reviewed by NFL security in connection w/ Bounty investigation;reports prepared by NFL security (1/2)

(2/2) statements or affidavits obtained by the NFL; and any documents regarding discipline of club personnel, including any appeals.

After reviewing documents, Judge will determine if discovery should proceed or not. If it proceeds, NFL will have opportunity to object.

Quick correction- discovery order in Vilma case,was from Magistrate Judge Knowles. Thanks,

Just to be really clear, Magistrate Judge Knowles ordered production of documents from commish so that he (not Vilma) could review them.

Thru Wk 6 of 2012 season, 46.52 pts/game have been scored. On pace for highest avg in history (46.48, 1948)

Source: Ray Lewis tore triceps few plays before final tackle on Phillip Tanner and tried to leave field but Cowboys in no-huddle O. .

ESPN's NFL Power Rankings, with Falcons at No. 1:

Today from 5-7 pm: in Kenner, LA will host a free football clinic/autograph session with Saints WR Joe Morgan ()!

just got done talking to the 3-5th graders at Greenlawn elementary school at a literacy visit!

A group of Saints fans has filed class action lawsuit vs Goodell and the NFL. It might make them feel better, but no real chance of success.

From Saints fans lawsuit vs. NFL: NFL interference with team was "dictatorial, unreasonable, vindictive, & unfounded, devoid of due process"

NFL also announces vote passed to allow 3 day window prior to start of free agency where teams can negotiate with agents for other players

There can be no visits or direct contact between the teams and the outside free agents, and no signings can take place

Listen to the best radio calls of the season from 's Jim Henderson & Hokie Gajan here:

Another beautiful day in southeast Louisiana. Let’s get to work!!!!

The Saints have converted an NFL-best 48.1% of their 3rd down attempts since 2006

The FOX broadcast team for this Sunday’s Saints-Buccaneers game is Dick Stockton, John Lynch &

Just landed in Chicago for NFL meeting - much of what transpires here will be things reported on THE NFL TODAY weeks ago ...



Judge issues partial stay in discovery phase of New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles requests documents from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

New Orleans Saints fan files class action lawsuit against NFL, Roger Goodell - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages

Saints fans file class-action lawsuit against NFL, Goodell | New Orleans
The $80,000,000 judgment that the plaintiffs are seeking comes from the damages brought on by Goodell and the NFL from gutting the team through suspensions, which devalued tickets, and the emotional hardship fans have had to endure during the scandal.

Saints players, coaches believe Vilma’s possible return could be a big boost | New Orleans
Steve Spagnuolo isn’t sure exactly where Jonathan Vilma will be physically or mentally when he returns to the practice field from physically unable to perform status.

Several things could keep New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma from playing Sunday
Several things could keep New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma from playing Sunday.

Reports say former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita may have career ending injury - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Fujita played for the Saints between 2006-09

Vilma to return to practice Wednesday | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Saints Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma is expected to return to practice on Wednesday, his first on-the-field action since he was originally suspended during the offseason for his alleged role in the Saints bounty scandal.

Saints linebacker Vilma cleared to practice | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRE — Jonathan Vilma will be back in a New Orleans Saints’ uniform on Wednesday. But whether the Saints middle linebacker actually is o…


SAINTS PREPARING FOR BUCS: predicts New Orleans Saints will break even with their season predicts New Orleans Saints will break even with their season.

Bucs make a mistake in bringing back Aqib Talib - Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — This is a mistake.

Bucs backups taking prime roles already |
After breaking down hundreds of plays as an analyst on the Buccaneers preseason TV broadcasts, former safety John Lynch concluded Tampa Bay lacked one element usually inherent in a winning team.

TV scouting works for Saints DT Galette | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — With a rare opportunity to get an advance look at their next opponent on Sunday afternoon, New Orleans Saints interim coach Aaro…

Buccaneers offense thriving on deep passing game | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
TAMPA, Fla. -- Josh Freeman resists any temptation to gloat when he talks about the sudden emergence of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense, insisting he doesn't pay attention to critics.

Should New Orleans Saints replace Mark Ingram with Chris Ivory? - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News -
Tailbacks have been popular topic among fan base



NFL puts lipstick on pig, adopts window for legal tampering | ProFootballTalk
In addition to unanimously approving Jimmy Haslam as the new owner of the Cleveland Browns, NFL owners also approved a measure to create a three-day window prior to free agency to legally tamper with pending free agents. As they say where I’m from, bless their hearts.

Report: 50th Super Bowl down to Miami, New Orleans | ProFootballTalk
For its milestone Super Bowl, the NFL is apparently down to two potential sites, both long on league history. According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the league’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee will recommend New Orleans and Miami as potential hosts of Super Bowl L (or 50 if you’re sufficientl...

Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Looks to Make Impact in Lives of Local Youth
Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is very involved in his foundation that looks to help local youth prepare for their future

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