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Mark Ingram figures there no use dwelling on whether the NFL lockout will stunt his growth as a player, and he downplays the apparent tension that the Saints’ decision to draft him has caused with Reggie Bush.

Bush, the New Orleans Saints running back, is spending time in Danville, Ill., living the life of the other Bush, a construction worker in the town for 33,000. (No, the NCAA had nothing to do with this.)

Kicking off what they hope will become a groundswell of fan outrage, WWL radio personalities Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia hosted a “town hall” meeting Thursday night for fans desperate for pro football.

In the weeks leading to Friday’s hearing before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Jeff Pash has been pressed by the same query from so many interested parties: What happens next?

The Monday morning schedule says Plaxico Burress will be offered a breakfast of apple juice, cinnamon oatmeal, toast, milk and coffee. He will be escorted from his housing unit inside the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., to an area where he can change from his prison uniform into his street clothes, and he will be given 40 bucks and any cash remaining in his jailhouse account.

The Saints have set the standard this off-season — whether it’s Brees assembling over 40 players for workouts or letting fans in on the action with raffles — no other team has been as prepared or well organized for the lockout. New Orleans has a very healthy franchise.

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