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Saints LB Junior Galette Arrested

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Saints pass rusher Junior Galette is in the Kenner Police Department’s custody after a disturbance at his home, a spokesman for the agency confirmed on Monday. He could not immediately say what the allegations Galette was being held on were.

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The Saints' offseason looks like it's not getting off to a good start. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports:

WRNO-99.5 FM radio host Gerry Vaillancourt, a well-known local sports personality, tweeted on Monday morning that Galette was being questioned in connection to a domestic violence case, but Kenner police could not immediately confirm that.

Galette bought a house in the Jefferson Parish municipality of Kenner in September, and that is his residence, public records show.

Other outlets are reporting basically the same thing. There are no further details at this time but we will pass them on when they become available. We're still very early in the report, so let's see how this develops before we rush to judgement. Whatever happened and why, Junior isn't doing much to endear himself to the Saints front office this offseason. This plus the poor choice of words earlier in the season may have the Saints wondering if he's worth the large contract extension they signed him to in September.

If he was charged with domestic violence, the NFL's new personal conduct policy would mandate a 6-game suspension for this his first offense.

SB Nation has more on his contract:

Galette signed a six-year contract with the Saints in September and is due a $12.5 million roster bonus on March 12 in addition to his $1.25 million base salary. Releasing Galette would account for $16.2 million in dead money though, making any roster move involving the outside linebacker unlikely.


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