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Saints News, 5/2/14: Payton, Loomis, Ryan To Live Their Own 'Hangover' Film While In Las Vegas?

I have no source or article to confirm the above headline. I just know there's probably at least a 50/50 chance it will soon be true after we learned yesterday that the Saints brain trust are headed to Las Vegas for a weekend "retreat" before Draft Week. There's nothing else all that interesting to report regarding the Saints today, so I'm rolling with the above headline, which is based purely on my own speculation and is not at all rooted in fact. Chances are at the very least that Rob Ryan or Sean Payton will pass out in the bar of a casino somewhere.

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Saints News

Vegas! Saints find creative way to recharge - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
As Schefter said, the idea of a Vegas trip the week before the draft may sound odd at first. But since the draft was pushed back two weeks later than usual this year, sources said the Saints feel as if they have done the necessary extensive work on each prospect. They feel like they've have gone over every prospect two or three times. And the organization decided it would be best to take a break before coming back and attacking the draft fresh on Monday.

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The 2011 labor deal creates an annual May 3 deadline for the exercise of the fifth-year option on first-round player contracts.  Every draft pick gets a four-year contract; teams can choose to extend the deal for first-round picks to five years by exercising an option that gives the player a salary...


NFL News

Frank Alexander suspended four games for substance abuse violation | ProFootballTalk
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Aaron Hernandez indicted for alleged assault, threat - ESPN Boston
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of assault and battery, and threats to do bodily harm stemming from a jail fight with another inmate

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith knows who the team will draft if it keeps first pick - ESPN
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Keyshawn Johnson won't be charged in domestic incident - ESPN
The Los Angeles County District Attorney will not charge ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson in connection with a domestic incident at Johnson's home last month.

Ray Rice of Baltimore Ravens pleads not guilty, eyes pretrial program - ESPN
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to a third-degree charge of aggravated assault and applied for a pretrial intervention program Thursday morning in Mays Landing, N.J.