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New Orleans Saints, Past and Present, Celebrate Mardi Gras

Both current and former Saints players revel in the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans.

Crown Royal Turns Mardi Gras Trash Into Treats and Treasure - Day 2 Photo by Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for Crown Royal

Whether you’ve lived in Louisiana your entire life, or if you’re simply a fan of the team and city and now get to experience everything our area has to offer, this week is one of the best parties all year long. Players and fans have taken to the streets, and Saints running back legend Deuce McAllister has partnered with organizations to help keep the streets clean.

McAllister was in on this initiative to help the New Orleans community by passing out free King Cakes and encouraging revelers to donate beads this past Saturday. Over the course of four days, Crown Royal collected 25,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to help with the New Orleans clean-up efforts.

All beads collected with the help from ARC of Greater New Orleans, will be recycled or incorporated into an inspirational mural created by local artist Stephan Wanger called “Life in the French Quarter” to be unveiled later this year.

Former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister hands out King Cakes to New Orleans Police Department officers as a thank you for their service on February 25, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(Photo by Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for Crown Royal)

More current and former players partook in the festivities during the various parades. Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Thomas Morstead and John Kuhn were just some of the past and present Saints celebrating.

Also, be sure to check out Steve Gleason footage at Bacchus.