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Saints News 5/29/13: Saints Receiver Joe Morgan Arrested for DWI

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The young receiver was found heavily intoxicated and asleep behind the wheel of a parked car. Come on, Joe. You gotta be smarter than that.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congrats to @<a href="https://twitter.com/tanktm">tanktm</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/magibass">magibass</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/carlgulley">carlgulley</a>. You have an autographed picture coming your way For following Our head coach Sean Payton.</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/339826431913783296">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Plenty of you asking about Joe Morgan's future on <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> roster. I don't think the Saints will cut him, but a 2nd mishap would be trouble.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/339813293109673985">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Does anyone know how many games Sean Payton got suspended for due to the Joe Morgan DWI? I’m hearing 2.</p>&mdash; Been Had That (@JuanScroates) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuanScroates/status/339777452740050944">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"@<a href="https://twitter.com/kowalskipaul">kowalskipaul</a>: @<a href="https://twitter.com/juniorg93">juniorg93</a> <a href="http://t.co/gqE35fgiJS" title="http://twitter.com/KowalskiPaul/status/339721880955129857/photo/1">twitter.com/KowalskiPaul/s…</a>"haha u gotta chilll</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/339792559687729152">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Aw, for Christ's sake, Joe!!! "@<a href="https://twitter.com/larryholder">larryholder</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Saints">#Saints</a> wide receiver Joe Morgan arrested, booked with DWI in Jefferson Parish"</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/339783650822471681">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tobias-esque choice of words there, Bradley. LOL RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports">wwltvsports</a>: Hargrove gets shot in Dallas after bounty ban: <a href="http://t.co/jvzbxQOh8x" title="http://bit.ly/18yQcjK">bit.ly/18yQcjK</a></p>&mdash; Joey Pankkake (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/339762823653629953">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Success is the result when preparation meets opportunity. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BeReady">#BeReady</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/339711636430524416">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is that you, Roman??? "@<a href="https://twitter.com/sports_hq">sports_hq</a>: Champions are dreamers who never give up."</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/status/339593377337208832">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>How nice would it be if you are dreaming right now that your day has already started but in reality u got 2 hours left to sleep...</p>&mdash; David Hawthorne (@D_Hawthorne57) <a href="https://twitter.com/D_Hawthorne57/status/339708435056705537">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Im up grinding... are you?Win the day!</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/339704825031847936">May 29, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Say it ain't so, Joe

Asleep At The Wheel - Who Dat Social Club
The arresting officer reported that subject "was swaying on his feet, smelled of alcohol and had unsteady balance and bloodshot eyes." And, of course, Louisiana law enforcement personnel are never known to lie, exaggerate, perjure, or otherwise betray their public trust, so we have to figure the trooper was telling the truth (we’re generous that way).

Saints Receiver Joe Morgan Busted For Alleged DWI
The Earhart Expressway is a pretty damned busy highway. It's three lanes in either direction, and runs from New Orleans to the suburbs, and sometimes a Saints receiver passes out in his car in the middle of the road on a Saturday night.

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New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan needs to prove DWI arrest is isolated incident | NOLA.com
Morgan has opportunity to play bigger role with Saints if maturity isn't an issue

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Morgan was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated

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Morgan's arrest could affect the Saints' wide receiver plans.

Saints WR Joe Morgan busted for DUI | ProFootballTalk
So much for a quiet Memorial Day weekend. While the Maurice Jones-Drew situation has not resulted in battery charges, news has emerged of a pair of arrests from the three-day holiday. First, it was Bucs safety Cody Grimm, arrested Sunday for public intoxication.

Saints wide receiver Morgan charged with DWI over the weekend | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested over the weekend and charged with DWI, according to reports from NOLA.com.

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Saints posts not involving alcohol (as far as we know)

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Much has been said about the New Orleans Saints undrafted-free agent class that the organization absolutely knocked out of the park after the 2013 NFL draft. In most circles the Saints had an amazing class, especially because of linebackers Chase Thomas and Kevin Reddick.

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