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NFL’s Saints accused of helping shape clergy sex abuse list

The New Orleans Saints say they only did “minimal” public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis, but attorneys suing the church allege hundreds of confidential Saints emails show the team’s involvement went much further, helping to shape a list of credibly accused clergy that appears to be undercounted.

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.

Couch Slouch: Play game, make calls, move on, no replay

Couch Slouch: To be fair, replay as an officiating tool remains only the fifth-worst global problem, behind climate change, world hunger, the decline of American exceptionalism and the inability to find anything you like when clothes shopping. It is an endless procession of did-he-or-didn’t-he moments to examine:

Gleason to receive Congressional Gold Medal Jan. 15

Former Gonzaga Prep and Washington State University football star Steve Gleason, who become a leading advocate for people struggling with Lou Gehrig’s disease after he was diagnosed with the paralyzing condition, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Jan. 15.

Drew Brees sets NFL all-time TD mark as Saints crush Colts 34-7

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, throwing for four scores to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 34-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. The scoring strike that broke Peyton Manning’s record of 539 career touchdown passes came in the third quarter, when Brees hit tight end Josh Hill for a 5-yard score.

Drew Brees-led Saints offense at its healthiest since Week 2

While Saints quarterback Drew Brees plans to again wear a plastic splint on his surgically repaired thumb against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, chances are he’ll be on the field with an offense that is as healthy as it’s been since the quarterback was injured early in a Week 2 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.