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Mickey Loomis, executive vice president/general manager of the New Orleans Saints, will have an "end of the season" press conference at 10:30 a.m. CT Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the team's Metairie facility.

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Djunior Unhinged (the "D" is silent, like the Saints 2014 defense)

Junior Galette's attorney releases statement on arrest
unior Galette's attorney, Lon Burns, released a statement Monday evening defending the New Orleans Saints linebacker after an arrest on a charge of simple battery with domestic violence.

Junior Galette's arrest once again calls into question his maturity level: Larry Holder |
Junior Galette was arrested for simple battery involving domestic violence

Saints Junior Galette booked on domestic violence charges
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New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette, cousin accused of roughing up woman in Kenner |
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette, 26, was arrested Monday on a charge of roughing up a woman at his Kenner house. Police also arrested Terrance Banks, 27, of Newark, N.J., who they said was Galette's cousin. The pair were booked with simple battery on a 22-year-old Metairie woman who identified herself as an assistant to Galette. She told investigators that she had been living with him for about two years, said Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department. Police were dispatched at 8:52 a.m. to the house in the 4400 block of Rue de la Harbor. McGregor said the woman told officers: "Junior and Terrance jumped me." She told police she had spent the night at Galette's residence and tried to rouse him in the morning to get money for a taxicab. Galette woke Banks and told him to take care of it. But both men then told the woman they weren't giving her any money and ordered her out of the house. The three began arguing. The woman said Galette pushed her twice to get her to leave.  Story by Michelle Hunter - and - Evan Woodbery | The Times-Picayune "Then, I fell down," she...

Junior Galette Arrest - Video |
Lt. Brian McGregor describes the incident leading up to the arrests New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks.

Junior Galette faces possible six-game suspension under new NFL conduct policy |
Junior Galette could face suspension even without conviction on battery charge

Galette mentioned contract concerns when arrested, Kenner police said |
It seems the consequences of a domestic violence charge were on the mind of New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette when Kenner police arrested him Monday morning, according to authorities. "Galette made a statement to the officer that he can't afford to take a domestic charge because of his contract," Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department said. That's because Galette, who just signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension, could face a possible six-game suspension under NFL's new conduct policy. A league spokesman told | The Times-Picayune that the NFL is already looking into Galette's arrest on a charge of simple battery involving a domestic violence. Kenner police say Galette, 26, and Terrance Banks, 27, of Newark, N.J., are accused of roughing up a 22-year-old woman in an attempted to put her out of Galette's Kenner home. The woman told officers Galette pushed her and manhandled her. Authorities said the victim suffered bleeding from her ear and scratches on her face. Under the NFL conduct policy adopted in December, players can be suspended for at least six games without pay for incidents involving assault, battery, domestic violence, dating violence or any other form of family violence...


Saints News

Watch Live: Mickey Loomis' 2014 end of season press conference
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Brees is out of the playoffs and doesn't know what to do with himself.

New Orleans Saints fans vote Keenan Lewis as team’s 2014 defensive MVP
Lewis started all 16 games in 2014

Saints’ 2014 snap counts: Offense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A look at the New Orleans Saints' offensive snap counts in 2014.

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Reports: Ryan Pace unlikely to leave New Orleans Saints - ESPN
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NFL News

Christie’s free trip to Dallas raises ethics concerns | ProFootballTalk
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Tuesday’s Rex Ryan interview with Falcons could spark the hiring process | ProFootballTalk
Even before word emerged that the Falcons had interviewed in-house minority candidate Keith Armstrong, the word was trickling out that Rex Ryan's Tuesday interview with Atlanta could spark the 2015 hiring process.

No changes coming to NFL officials’ playoff assignments | ProFootballTalk
There's been some talk after the officials botched a call in Dallas on Sunday that the NFL should change the way it assigns officials to playoff games. But no changes are coming any time soon.

Jim Caldwell wants replay review on pass interference | ProFootballTalk
After his team was on the wrong end of a bad call on Sunday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell would like to see changes to the NFL's instant replay rules. Caldwell says penalties should be reviewable on instant replay, which would allow a coach like him to throw a challenge flag after a bad call like the...

Mike Shanahan interviewed with Raiders, Bills | ProFootballTalk
Time might be able to heal all wounds after all. Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reports that Mike Shanahan has interviewed for the Raiders head coaching job a little more than 25 years after he was fired as the team's head coach after 20 games on the job.

Mike Holmgren says 49ers weren’t interested | ProFootballTalk
Four years ago, 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke supposedly wanted to hire then-69-year-old Bill Parcells to be the next head coach of the team.  Now with the job open again, Baalke apparently isn't interested in 66-year-old Mike Holmgren.

Blandino: Cowboys party bus incident has no bearing on calls | ProFootballTalk
An old story about NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino hanging out on the party bus owned by the Cowboys has resurfaced in the last 24 hours after the Cowboys benefitted from what Blandino admits was a missed call in Sunday's win over the Lions.