On Wednesday night, the Saints’ team buses was pelted with eggs at the airport in Atlanta. On Thursday, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said they’re investigating the incident — and that airport workers may be innocent.
“As the charter buses were leaving the airport, they passed by a parking area, the new Cell Phone Parking lot, where the egg throwing incident occurred,” a spokesman for Atlanta’s Aircraft Service International Group told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The eggs were thrown by people other than airport employees from an area outside of the ramp.”
As we hear it, the investigation could center on a food vendor who entered the tarmac area. (That would explain the presence of eggs.)
Either way, eggs were thrown. Whether it was an airport employee or a vendor or a fan or a second egger on a grassy knoll, those who did it eventually will have, yes, egg on their face.
UPDATE 6:37 p.m. ET: We’re told that the Saints dispute the account from the spokesman, and that the eggs hit the buses before they even began to roll.