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Saints News 6/20/13: Team Gleason Donations See Big Boost After Radio Show Stupidity

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Since the now unemployed Atlanta radio hosts did their incredibly stupid and unfunny bit mocking Steve Gleason, donations to Gleason's ALS charity have jumped an estimated 75 percent over the most recent six month average. WAY TO GO, WORLD! In other news, today is Darren Sproles birthday and Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is kinda becoming the new O.J. Simpson...white SUV and all.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Stuck across town without a passy. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23quickcvsstop&amp;src=hash">#quickcvsstop</a> <a href="http://t.co/tX4cAdIcXN">pic.twitter.com/tX4cAdIcXN</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/347796264131362816">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What are things NOT to do on my bachelor party???&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23KeepItClean&amp;src=hash">#KeepItClean</a>&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoArrests&amp;src=hash">#NoArrests</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/347792850261516289">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If you keep living in the past... you&#39;ll miss the future <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MoveOn&amp;src=hash">#MoveOn</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/347790958315851777">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Renew, release, let go. Yesterday&#39;s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can&#39;t &quot;should&#39;ve&quot; done something....</p>&mdash; Darren Sharper (@sharper42) <a href="https://twitter.com/sharper42/statuses/347762321613012992">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!</p>&mdash; Darren Sharper (@sharper42) <a href="https://twitter.com/sharper42/statuses/347762402495975425">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Well, at least he had a shot. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/nickeatman">@nickeatman</a>: Cowboys have released DE Anthony Hargrove.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/347789722657120257">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ouch. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo">@MikeGarafolo</a>: Dallas signed Anthony Hargrove May 16. Cut him June 20.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/347790031152377856">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc">@ritaleblanc</a>, Audubon Institute’s Ron Forman, CPRA’s Garret Graves presenting to city council <a href="http://t.co/Rcs7RBkYOK">http://t.co/Rcs7RBkYOK</a> <a href="http://t.co/er6kIxTpKy">pic.twitter.com/er6kIxTpKy</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/347789971077337090">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>commisonner goodell doesnt have to wait for a warrant he can suspend that thug hernandez up to 4 games for a hit to the head right now</p>&mdash; PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/PFTCommenter/statuses/347781269918187520">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow! "<a href="https://twitter.com/WillBrinson">@WillBrinson</a>: &quot;You&#39;re... Aaron, right? This is your house?&quot; <a href="http://t.co/SkgcGlEebe">pic.twitter.com/SkgcGlEebe</a>"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/347779987887243264">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Who&#39;s coming??? <a href="http://t.co/45H6XjxrU9">pic.twitter.com/45H6XjxrU9</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/347780589908283392">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>With my high school coach at TFS <a href="http://t.co/D2VWDFACks">http://t.co/D2VWDFACks</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/347778029981949952">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Birthday to the all-time single-season all-purpose yardage leader, <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles">@DarrenSproles</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WHODAT&amp;src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/a2AMrnetNh">pic.twitter.com/a2AMrnetNh</a></p>&mdash; NFL on FOX (@NFLONFOX) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLONFOX/statuses/347755129895804928">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanks bruhRT"<a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39">@TravarisCadet39</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles">@DarrenSproles</a> Happy birthday bra Yu been doing this for years great role model in the homie sproles b safe"</p>&mdash; Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles/statuses/347771113524314112">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTOS: 2013 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Rookie Headshots: <a href="http://t.co/hKs9w55DXq">http://t.co/hKs9w55DXq</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/347759333934788608">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Oh my God. Media sprinting up to Aaron Hernandez&#39; car to take pictures of him: <a href="http://t.co/wpEYX0fPxp">pic.twitter.com/wpEYX0fPxp</a></p>&mdash; Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) <a href="https://twitter.com/WillBrinson/statuses/347750827882082306">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>NFL-related murder case. White SUV. NBA Finals. Did I take a ride in a DeLorean today?</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/347757799905845249">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>News helicopters followed Aaron Hernandez from his house to Gillette Stadium.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/347738525883572224">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Aaron Hernandez went in players&#39; entrance, wearing sweats. Updates won&#39;t stop anytime soon, not this day and age.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/347739810993143808">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>What kind of trouble is Hernandez in, and what do we know about his character? <a href="http://t.co/jk38Z4X4jf">http://t.co/jk38Z4X4jf</a></p>&mdash; NBC Sports (@NBCSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCSports/statuses/347733573014548480">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great day in South Florida <a href="http://t.co/ox5WrXcFsa">pic.twitter.com/ox5WrXcFsa</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/347756909765484545">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Perfect day for our football camp at TF South!! Excited to see all the youngsters and my former coaches! <a href="https://twitter.com/LansingSport">@LansingSport</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TAG&amp;src=hash">#TAG</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BelieveICAN&amp;src=hash">#BelieveICAN</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/347754225016659968">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins">@MalcolmJenkins</a> was at the <a href="https://twitter.com/todayshow">@TodayShow</a> earlier: <a href="http://t.co/xzOzP0lXxf">http://t.co/xzOzP0lXxf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/347751738633240576">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thanks everyone for all your BDay wishes it means a lot!</p>&mdash; Darren Sproles (@DarrenSproles) <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrenSproles/statuses/347732997446971392">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Got to hangout on the set of the Today Show! Had a great time, mlauer complemented my jacket, and I… <a href="http://t.co/tBDIuX2OfY">http://t.co/tBDIuX2OfY</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/347719528765075459">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>There is something very gratifying about <a href="https://twitter.com/MLauer">@MLauer</a> complementing your attire! It was cool seeing all the behind the scene action.</p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/347720816387035136">June 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints

Steve Gleason sees ALS charity donations rise - NFL.com
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Gary Estwick: Skit was demeaning to Gleason | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
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New season to launch Wednesday (June 26) at 7 p.m. on WWL-TV.

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I'm so glad this isn't happening to a Saints player. We got enough bad publicity last season to last us a lifetime.

New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer

Report: Aaron Hernandez likely to be arrested | ProFootballTalk
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is now considered likely to be arrested in the investigation of the death of a man described as his associate, according to a Sports Illustrated report.

Report: Police believe Hernandez destroyed cell phone, surveillance system | ProFootballTalk
Specifically, Hernandez according to ABC gave his cellular phone to the authorities "in pieces."

Reports about Hernandez background piling up | ProFootballTalk
Sports Illustrated mentioned that several NFL teams were concerned about potential gang related activity by some of Hernandez’s associates prior to the draft. That talk, even if it never advanced beyond rumors, likely contributed to his draft stock falling as much or more than reported failed drug tests in college.

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Other NFL News

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Patriots TE Gronkowski undergoes back surgery - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to host youth football camp | NOLA.com
Keenan Lewis, Ryan Clark also helping out