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Brees Makes Statement 'to President Trump'

The NFL quarterback explains his evolving views on Instagram

(Newser) - Drew Brees and President Trump locked horns online Friday over the issue of NFL players who take a knee to protest police brutality, USA Today reports. With Brees apologizing—not once , but twice —for saying those who take a knee disrespect the US flag, Trump criticized Brees on Twitter...

Drew Brees Apologizes Yet Again

New Orleans Saints quarterback still under fire after his first apology

(Newser) - Drew Brees' first apology didn't go over well with everyone , and now the New Orleans Saints quarterback is trying again. "I know there’s not much that I can say that would make things any better right now, but I just want you to see in my eyes...

Just Quit, Shannon Sharpe Tells Brees

Hall of Famer says he'll never respect Saints quarterback again after comments

(Newser) - Drew Brees' apology did not win over Shannon Sharpe. After a broad backlash, the Saints quarterback posted Thursday that he was sorry for saying that taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem was "disrespecting the flag." Sharpe called the change of heart "meaningless, because...

Drew Brees: Anti-Kneeling Comments 'Missed the Mark'

Saints quarterback promises 'less talking, more listening'

(Newser) - I am not the enemy. That was the message from Drew Brees on Thursday as he responded to backlash from his suggestion that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were "disrespecting" the American flag . "I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New...

Teammate to Drew Brees: 'I Can't Let This Slide'

Saints quarterback had spoken out against 'disrespecting the flag'

(Newser) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told Yahoo Finance on Wednesday that he would not support protesting players kneeling during the national anthem this season. "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America,” Brees said in response to a question about...

After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda

'Today' show co-host got emotional over Saints QB's $5M donation to Louisiana to fight virus

(Newser) - On Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a big announcement : He and his wife, Brittany, would be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help its citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, he chatted with Hoda Kotb on the Today show about his...

Celebs Reaching Out to Help During Shutdown

Drew Brees, James Taylor, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift among the latest

(Newser) - More big names are getting out their checkbooks to help people amid the coronavirus outbreak:
  • Famous QB: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, have committed $5 million to the state of Louisiana, reports ESPN . Among other things, that will mean 10,000 meals a day to
...

Drew Brees Reaches the Magic Number 540

Saints quarterback has thrown more TDs than any QB in history

(Newser) - It was an otherwise ho-hum 5-yard TD pass in a blowout game, but it also just happened to be the 540th touchdown pass in quarterback Drew Brees' career. And with that, the Saints' QB passed Peyton Manning for the NFL record, reports ESPN . For added measure, Brees notched another one...

Drew Brees Draws Fire After Controversial Video

New Orleans Saints QB pushes back after appearing in clip from anti-LGBT Christian group

(Newser) - "For we live by faith, not by sight" is one of Drew Brees' favorite biblical quotes, he tells fans in a 20-second video spot aimed at students for "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on Oct. 3. It was a short clip meant to inspire, but instead it'...

Stunt Plane Crash Kills Beloved NOLA Anchor

Nancy Parker was reporting a story on pilot when crash killed them both

(Newser) - An Emmy-winning anchor who was a beloved fixture on New Orleans television screens for more than two decades died Friday in a stunt plane crash that also killed the pilot. Nancy Parker, 53, was doing a story for WVUE on pilot Franklin Augustus when the pair crashed in a field...

Drew Brees Lands Record $100M for 5 Years

New Orleans Saints QB will get guaranteed $40 million in first year

(Newser) - Drew Brees is the $100 million man. The quarterback for the New Orleans Saints forged the most lucrative deal in NFL history this morning—no player has ever averaged $20 million per year. His contract will pay him $100 million over five years, including a first-year fully guaranteed payout of...

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL...

Brees Breaks Marino Passing Record

By 3 yards on his final throw of game

(Newser) - Drew Brees tossed for 307 yards and four touchdowns last night, securing his New Orleans Saints' place in the playoffs and his own in NFL history by shattering a 27-year-old season passing record held by Dan Marino. On his final pass of the game, Brees threw a nine-yard TD pass...

Drew Brees, New Orleans Revel in Bacchus Parade

Saints QB and Super Bowl MVP reigned as king over Sunday event

(Newser) - Drew Brees could probably be called king of New Orleans any day of the week, but yesterday was special: he reigned as King of the Bacchus Parade, the traditional pre-Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration. Locals tell the Times-Picayune the crowds were bigger than usual this year on account of the...

New Orleans Fetes Saints

Thousands jam parade route for Super Bowl champs

(Newser) - A week ahead of Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints celebrated "Dat Tuesday." Carnival floats carrying players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens of thousands of members of "Who Dat" nation in a victory parade. The Mardi Gras-flavored...

Records Tied or Broken at Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees has highest career completion percentage

(Newser) - Last night's Super Bowl didn't just net the Saints a win, but added some names to the record books as well. At 82.1%, QB Drew Brees now has the highest Super Bowl career completion percentage. The New Orleans Times-Picayune takes a look at other new records:
  • Most completions: The
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Saints Stun Colts, 31-17

New Orleans makes upset look easy as Indy receivers go AWOL

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts tonight in Miami, 31-17. Tracy Porter intercepted a pass from Manning and sprinted 74 yards for a touchdown and a 31-17 lead with 3:12 left. Playing in the...

Why Saints LB Scott Fujita Makes the Ladies Swoon

He's pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and wants to be a teacher

(Newser) - We all know the big names playing in tomorrow’s Super Bowl—Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush—but Irin Carmon has an enormous crush on Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, and thinks you should, too. Some reasons why, per Jezebel :
  • Though he was given up for adoption by a teen
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Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more...

Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth

Favre interception helps sink Vikings

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime tonight, 31-28, on unheralded Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal. Favre threw away Minnesota's best chance to win, tossing an interception to Tracy Porter deep in New Orleans territory...

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