Saints says Payton's presence, after a season away, should inspire intense offseason work NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even as Sean Payton tried to make the best of his one-season bounty banishment from the NFL by spending time with his children, getting in shape and playing golf, he often compared his punishment to prison time. He missed his work that much, his players say, adding that his return has infused Saints headquarters with a...
Agent for deceased New Orleans Saint Frank Warren charged with fraud NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sports agent of late New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Frank Warren has been charged with one-count bill of information with wire fraud. The charges, which were brought Thursday by U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente, stem from Benjamin Geller's alleged misuse of funds from an insurance policy and trust that Warren set up to provide for his...
Saints coach Sean Payton settle tax credit lawsuit NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has settled his lawsuit against a former Saints player who sold him nonexistent state movie tax credits from a defunct film studio. Payton's attorney, Daniel Becnel Jr., described the settlement approved Thursday as "substantial." He refused to give further details, saying the settlement amount was confidential. The...
Saints add former UNLV standout defensive lineman Isaako Aaitui METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints signed defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui to a two-year deal Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Aaitui is entering his third year as a pro out of UNLV. He was on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad for part of the 2011 season, then spent the 2012 preseason with Miami and the New York Jets. Aaitui was two-year starter at...
Cowboys sign DE Anthony Hargrove, who missed 2012 after suspension over Saints' bounty scandal IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who sat out the 2012 season after he was suspended as part of the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. Hargrove, who signed a one-year deal Thursday, got an eight-game ban from Commissioner Roger Goodell after the NFL said the Saints ran a program that...
Boxer Floyd Mayweather again highest-earning US athlete on Sports Illustrated list NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year. The boxer is projected to make $90 million in 2013 according to Sports Illustrated's annual list released Wednesday. Miami Heat star LeBron James is a distant second at $56.5 million. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees...
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