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Drew Brees returns to Saints after mother's passing

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has returned to the team after his mother’s passing.  He missed a Saturday scrimmage to be with his family.

There’s an unusual and extremely sad dynamic at play here; Brees had been estranged from his mother, a long-time Austin, Texas attorney.  

In 2006, Brees asked his mother, Mina, to stop using his images in commercials aired in connection with her effort to be elected to an appeals court.  Brees said at the time that his relationship with his mother was “nonexistent,” tracing the falling out to Brees’ refusal to hire his mother to be his agent.

Mina Brees, 59, took issue with that assertion.  “I love Drew very much, and I’m very proud of him. But
sometimes when people are following a career path, they change,”
she said.

More recently, Mina Brees was involved in a controversy regarding an alleged effort to compel multiple Houston restaurants to pay $20,000 or more each in order to continue to use the names of their businesses.

Per the Associated Press, the cause of death is under investigation.  Drew Brees said Monday that he intends to try to play in the team’s preseason opener.

“I’d rather move on and I’m trying to,” he said. 

We don’t know who’s to blame regarding the absence of a relationship between Mina and Drew Brees, and our intent isn’t to throw stones at anyone.  It’s simply very sad to see a mother and child estranged, and we hope that Drew and his family will find peace and closure in the days to come.

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13 Responses to “Drew Brees returns to Saints after mother's passing”
  1. El Colon says: Aug 10, 2009 10:02 PM

    poor taste florio. this was already covered; why write the same story twice? especially on such a non-football and personal topic as this?
    this article has the feel of those asshole religious nuts who say they’re praying for someone, when really they’re just gossiping and talking shit.

  2. litemater says: Aug 10, 2009 10:11 PM

    In 2006, Brees asked his mother, Mina, to stop using his images in commercials aired in connection with her effort to be elected to an appeals court. Brees said at the time that his relationship with his mother was “nonexistent,” tracing the falling out to Brees’ to hire his mother to be his agent.
    Bad Fragmentation in last sentence…..

  3. FumbleNuts says: Aug 10, 2009 10:12 PM

    Drew is a classy guy… my condolences on your loss.

  4. You don't know Chuck Finley says: Aug 10, 2009 10:17 PM

    Who cares? Why not leave this kind of personal stuff personal? Is this “As the NFL Turns” now?

  5. roe says: Aug 10, 2009 10:21 PM

    “El Colon” is very fitting, since YOU’RE the asshole.

  6. Saintsfan9 says: Aug 10, 2009 10:22 PM

    Give it a rest Florio, and your right, you don’t know the whole situation, and the reason is- it’s none of your business. This isn’t Football related, it’s a personal matter.

  7. coach7811 says: Aug 10, 2009 10:23 PM

    Religious nut? Now who showing their class or should I say lack of class? Maybe someone should pray for you.

  8. reno says: Aug 10, 2009 10:24 PM

    “who’s to blame’?…my goodness flo, do you have to stick your nose in everything…no one cares about drew brees issues he may or may not have with his Mom…You’re a bad attorney and a worse Inside Edition reporter

  9. realityonetwo says: Aug 10, 2009 10:40 PM

    Sounds like this woman could have had enough enemies to make one utter the words, “foul play.”

  10. empty13 says: Aug 10, 2009 10:50 PM

    flo, maybe you better make everyone a sam’wich.

  11. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 10, 2009 11:05 PM

    Foul play

  12. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Aug 11, 2009 2:26 AM

    In return, Drew will murder Dan Marino’s single season passing record. We now enter: END GAME

  13. HawgNSonsTV says: Aug 11, 2009 5:34 AM

    MONEY…is the ROOT of ALL EVIL!

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