Rapid Reaction: Saints Release Junior Galette


The quiet before the storm of training camp broke a couple of days earlier than Saints fans were expecting. Per a series of tweets from Saints columnist for NOLA.com, Larry Holder, the New Orleans Saints have released star linebacker Junior Galette.

This move may come to a shock for some despite the two off-season incidents involving Galette.

He was charged with domestic abuse involving his girlfriend in January but the charge was dismissed in February.

Matters got worse when a video of him allegedly beating a woman with a belt appeared on the Internet.

The reaction from Saints fans on Twitter was overwhelming relief and a bit of dissapointment:

Junior Galette was certainly becoming more trouble than he was worth but the move can’t go unnoticed from Saints fans. It’s unknown if he was a problem in the locker room, but he certainly performed on the field.

The New Orleans Saints cannot afford another bad season from their defense. How will they replace his production? What kind of financial trouble will the Saints be in because of all the dead money left on his contract?