Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid Mandatory. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Happy weekend Who Dat Nation! I hope you all have a great time in whatever you do. Here’s the news stories to pass along to you today, and there are some good ones.
Amos Morale III | The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees tells ESPN he knows what Jimmy Graham ruling will be
"“He kind of let me know what his ruling is going to be,” Brees said jokingly in the interview. “But he swore me to secrecy, so I can’t really say at this point.”I want what’s best for him,” Brees said. “I want what’s best for the team. Certainly there’s a way that everybody can be happy coming out of this deal.”"
Whether or not Brees knows for certain what the ruling will be, it really doesn’t matter at this point. I’m sure there’s a bunch of people who already know, and despite the outcome, expect fast action from general manager Mickey Loomis. Be sure to watch the ESPN interview with Drew Brees. Drew speaks highly of Graham, as he should. “Jimmy’s my guy,” is what resonates with me when I watch the interview.
Mike Triplett | ESPN | Gleason announces bold plan to end ALS
"“One thing I’ve heard time and time again is ALS is not incurable, it’s underfunded,” said Gleason, who communicates through a technology that allows him to type words with eye movements and generate a synthetic copy of his own voice. “From where I sit, this is not OK. And where the hundreds of thousands of people around the globe diagnosed with ALS sit, this is not OK."
One should applaud Steve Gleason in his quest for a cure. I believe there will be a great following (not that there isn’t already) that will get behind Steve’s plan to beat ALS. I can’t wait to see what Gleason’s effort will bring.
Ted Lewis | The Advocate | No decision on Jimmy Graham’s grievance yet
"Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said via e-mail Wednesday that the team did not know when Burbank, a Penn Law School professor, would be making his ruling. Jimmy Sexton, Graham’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment. Graham’s Twitter account has been silent since Tuesday and has no comment on the case since the hearing.The NFL Management Council, which handled the hearing for the league and the Saints, has not commented since the hearing ended as well."
Like I said earlier, I’m sure there’s a good deal of people who know what’s going on. The interesting thing about the ruling taking so long means that this thing could actually go in favor of Jimmy Graham. I’m sure it’s just speculation, but I know this ruling will impact the NFL for the next several years. We’ll let you know what happens!
Other articles to check out:
- Saints rankings: No. 17 LB David Hawthorne
- Atlanta Falcons sign former New Orleans Saints receiver Courtney Roby, reports say