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New Orleans Saints will have extra security when they depart Atlanta after game


November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; The Atlanta Falcons offense lines up against the New Orleans Saints defense during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

According to a report by, the New Orleans Saints will have some added protection win or lose following their game tonight against the Atlanta Falcons.

In a shocking bit of news, the Saints had their team charter buses pelted with eggs as they left the tarmac at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport not long after landing last night.

Several players got on social media last night posting messages about the incident including quarterback Chase Daniel, tight end Jimmy Graham, and linebacker Will Herring.

The mystery was exactly who threw the eggs and how they were able to do such an act and not go unnoticed since restrictions are so tight that even eight-year old children are subject to a security pat-down.

Herring tweeted that it was “opposing fans” while both Daniel and Graham posted that it was “ramp workers” and “airport workers.”  Aviation officials are currently conducting an investigation into the incident which they said is “unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

The airport released a statement saying,

"“It has been confirmed that eggs were thrown at the New Orleans Saints’ charter bus as they departed the ramp at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last night. Airline workers were in the ramp area. Airport and airline officials are investigating the incident and further information will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, Atlanta Police will augment the airline security presence during the team’s departure.”"

As if the Saints didn’t need motivation as it is, this should really fire the team up since they are already fighting for their playoff lives with a 5-6 record.  If the Saints lose tonight, their postseason hopes will definitely be in jeopardy.