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Fleur-de-Links: Saturday, June 2



Jeff DuncanOne of the many reasons I love NYC: It's a newspaper town: RT @romenesko: Johan Santana's no-hitter on the front pages:

Johnny PatrickGood morning!!!!! How is everyone doing today....

Reid G. I made a quick update to this blog post about the ledger "evidence" released yesterday. Update is in section 1.

Lance MooreIt's beautiful Saturday!!! Have a great day, especially you

Reid G.Good, quick read here

Lance MooreGotta get back in there!!! RT @thetgmethod: On way ready for another tracey gardner method 10 am new stuff and that towel!!!! See u soon

Reid G."Things could get even more interesting, soon." Burbank could force Goodell to start over on Saints discipline

Scott FujitaFor those interested, our @team_gleason segment at the UN "Social Innovations Summit" begins at the 1:10:00 mark ...

The Angry Who Dat3,000 awarded during the Panthers game? Where? When?

team gleason4 my video journals to Rivers, I'd like ur input: If you lost a parent when u were a child, what are 3 things u wish they shared w u? -SG

Jonathan Vilma I've been asking the nfl for evidence for 2mos and got nothin but somehow a ledger gets "leaked"...and the leak was wrong! lol I love it

Jonathan Vilma Oh and the correction to the correction was wrong too! Are u serious?? Ledger-gate? Let's look at the Carolina game.

Lance MooreIf I only had a brain lol @AlfredFincher56 #insidejokeswag

Isa Abdul-QuddusThey say success is the best revenge

Adam CaplanThe #Saints waived DT Mitch King late this week. He passed through waivers, so he's free to sign with another team.

Adam CaplanKind of surprised the #Saints cut Mitch King. Always thought he had some upside as a 4th DT.

Larry Holder@caplannfl King probably sat fifth on depth chart behind Bunkley, Ellis, Tom Johnson, Ayodele.

Adam CaplanTrue, but thought he'd make it to camp. RT @LHolderCBS: @caplannfl King probably sat fifth on depth (cont)

Larry Holder @caplannfl Agree with you there.

Larry HolderAs first noted by @caplannfl, #Saints have confirmed that DT Mitch King has been waived.

Saints Nation Blog That didnt last long RT @ProFootballTalk: Redskins cut Leigh Torrence

New Orleans SaintsHappy Birthday to @CurtisLofton50! No. 50 turns 26 today! #Saints

Reid G.A worthy nod to our favorite @angrywhodat from PFT:

cameron jordanBig ups! Tha the homie @marcelldareus kids camp super successful thanks for the invite was def fun

Jedidiah CollinsFor those of you who revoked my #ManCard for watching Idol Instead of NBA can I have it back now please? #ThankYou (HD note: Is he really saying women can't/don't catch fish?)

Brian de la PuenteGone fishin'!! Delacroix Island, La

Johnny Patricks/o to the kids that attended @visualizenrize for @j_bushrod7475 camp...

JUNIOR GALETTEWhere Are All My #STILLMANCOLLEGE Friends/Fans @ THO?! I was only there 4 Months But STILL----MAN!


Crime and Punishment

Report: Saints had ledger for bounties | The Advocate
Brett Martel - Documents gathered in the NFL’s bounty investigation of the Saints include a ledger detailing payments for plays such as "cart-offs" and "whacks," a person familiar with the probe said.

NFL has ledger allegedly kept by New Orleans Saints for bounty payoffs |
Contributing Writer's Friday Night Saints round-up.

Report: Saints' 'ledger' shows 'cart-offs' worth $1K |
Gregg Rosenthal - The NFL players implicated in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" scandal have repeatedly asked for evidence that a bounty program was in place. Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that evidence will eventually come out.

NFL has copies of Saints' documentation of 'bounty' program |
Steve Wyche - The NFL possesses written documentation detailing players' payments for big plays and big hits as part of the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

The NFL is Still Hanging Saints Players Without Evidence |
Andrew Juge

Ledger-gate? Ok. Let’s look at the Carolina game. | The Angry Who Dat
But, not to worry, the Angry Who Dat has nothing better to do with his Saturday morning than dig out a copy of the Panthers game (I still have the 2009 season on DVD) and see what transpired.

Daily Special, June 2, 2012 | Who Dat Social Club

If a New Orleans Saints bounty ledger exists, then it's time to see it |
Mike Triplett - All along, the NFL has insisted that it has direct evidence against the Saints that payments were made for specific injuries that occurred on the field.

Burbank could force Goodell to start over on Saints discipline | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - Before any appeal hearings may occur regarding whether four players will be suspended for their alleged role in the Saints’ bounty program, a pair of grievances regarding the manner in which the appeals will be handled must be resolved.



Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon consulted with Drew Brees, Scott Fujita before releasing Gregg Williams tape |
Pat Y.'s story, which I guess is a companion piece to his NFC South blog post about this.

The Saints' filmmaker speaks again - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - We hadn’t heard from filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, the man who released the infamous Gregg Williams audiotape to the media and added another controversial layer to the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program, in quite some time.

Sean Pamphlion says Brees, NFLPA knew of Williams tape |
AP story - A documentary filmmaker says in a long website post that Drew Brees, Scott Fujita and the NFL Players Association knew about his recording of a vicious motivational speech by ex-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams before it was released.



Saints looking ahead to full minicamp | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - After wrapping up their second week of organized team activities on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints began looking ahead to their full-squad minicamp that begins a three-day run Tuesday.

Interview with New Orleans Saints defensive back Corey White | Who Dat Dish
Who Dat Dish writer Ian Dear recently had the opportunity to speak with New Orleans Saints 2012 fifth round draft pick Corey White.



Team Gleason scores $25,000 grant at Social Innovation Summit |
Jeff Duncan - Former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason made an impression with his moving speech at the Social Innovation Summit in New York on Thursday.

The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its violence |
Chuck Klosterman - For the first time since the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, there's a serious, sweeping debate over the prospect that football is simply too dangerous to subsist in a civilized society.

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Time for a look at the highlights of Friday’s NFC South chat.

Saints Cakes |
Photos of Saints-themed cakes shared on