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Saints’ Joe Morgan feared for his job after he was arrested

Joe Morgan, Drew Brees AP

The Saints didn’t take any action against receiver Joe Morgan after he was arrested for drunk driving, but Morgan was worried they would.

Morgan talked to reporters about the arrest today, and he said he was afraid his job could be in jeopardy.

“Of course that’s something you have to think about,” Morgan said, via Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune. “That’s my job. If you did something in your job, you would be concerned if it was your job. That was something in the back of my mind, but once I sat down and talked to Coach [Sean] Payton, it was something that we could handle.”

Morgan, whose blood-alcohol concentration of 0.218 percent was well over twice the legal limit, admits he screwed up.

“I made a mistake for sure,” Morgan said. “As a man I can say that. It was something that was truly a mistake. The good thing about it is that I didn’t get hurt and nobody else got hurt. That was a God given thing. God is teaching me a listen. I’m learning. I learned the hard way, but it’s good that I actually learned that lesson.”

The reason Morgan’s job is safe is that he showed a lot of promise as a receiver in 2012, and he’s a minimum-salary player who entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. Unfortunately, one of the reasons he was undrafted coming out of college is that he was kicked off the team at Illinois as a result of repeated off-field incidents. Morgan has every reason to fear that he’ll lose his job if he can’t stop getting into off-field trouble.

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20 Responses to “Saints’ Joe Morgan feared for his job after he was arrested”
  1. chilomane says: Jun 6, 2013 3:43 PM

    He’s not out of the woods yet.

  2. gbmickey says: Jun 6, 2013 3:51 PM

    It would be pretty hypocritical for a coaching staff that was mired in a vicodin coverup to hold a dui against a player, am I right?

  3. whatnojets says: Jun 6, 2013 3:53 PM

    Amazing that they find God at convenient times!

  4. chazhere says: Jun 6, 2013 4:03 PM

    That was a God given thing. God is teaching me a listen. I’m learning. I learned the hard way, but it’s good that I actually learned that lesson.”

    Lol you driving drunk and getting caught made you learn the lesson. Not god.

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 6, 2013 4:14 PM

    So I guess God made him drive drunk. How can he be faulted for that?

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    “See this here pile of big rocks? Y’all take this sledge and break them into little rocks. Then y’all wheel them over to this pile. That’s your job son, don’t screw it up, hear?”.

  7. borisbulldog says: Jun 6, 2013 4:19 PM

    They need to relax the DUI penalty for anyone playing in the Big Easy.

    If 15 year old girls can get into bars during Mardi Gras, fuggetaboutit!

  8. northstarnic says: Jun 6, 2013 4:35 PM

    Well, this the Taints were talking about here. Not exactly a shining beacon of morality of an organization.

  9. asimonetti88 says: Jun 6, 2013 4:42 PM

    He should have been afraid! He put people’s lives at risk!

  10. mrlaloosh says: Jun 6, 2013 5:03 PM

    Wow northstarnic, wasn’t there something about a Vikings party boat that went well….bad. Throw them stones hypocrit!

  11. northstarnic says: Jun 6, 2013 5:13 PM

    Yep. And the team punished the players involved. 8 years ago. But great point.

  12. arrowtoyourknee says: Jun 6, 2013 5:18 PM

    There may have been a party boat incident, but at least the Vikings didn’t cheat their way to the Superbowl.

  13. nirvana504 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:54 PM

    Hey Viking fan, go back to enjoying your Lombardi trophy…oh wait

  14. nirvana504 says: Jun 6, 2013 5:56 PM

    Arrow, so you gonna come take it from us?…didn’t think so

  15. nawlinsmitty says: Jun 6, 2013 6:01 PM

    Jealousy can be very stressful. Get over it losers!

  16. 504in860 says: Jun 6, 2013 6:03 PM

    arrowtoyourknee says: Jun 6, 2013 5:18 PM

    There may have been a party boat incident, but at least the Vikings didn’t cheat their way to the Superbowl.

    ————————————

    Haha…amazing. But hey…they fumbled and intercepted their way OUT of one, that’s for sure.

  17. nou04 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:58 PM

    He obviously wasn’t worried about his job when he choose to drink, then drive. Despite his words, he obviously hasn’t learned either if this behavior goes back to his days in college.

  18. saintssb44 says: Jun 7, 2013 9:29 AM

    Vikings fans are consitantly whining either about us crushing their hopes or the Packers crushing their hopes. Sad.

  19. arrowtoyourknee says: Jun 7, 2013 11:50 AM

    saintssb44 says: Jun 7, 2013 9:29 AM

    Vikings fans are consitantly whining either about us crushing their hopes or the Packers crushing their hopes. Sad.

    Can you show me where I was whining? I’m pretty certain I was stating facts. Not to mention that game the Saints “crushed our hopes” there was the touchdown Harvin SHOULD have had that was called back for no reason… All you fanboys would be singing a different tune had the game been called correctly.
    Question… where were the Saints last year? They sure weren’t making any noticeable impact in the NFL

  20. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jun 7, 2013 3:29 PM

    504n860, That actually made me LOL Its funny cause its true!!! New Orleans has the best drunk drivers in the nation. Sad but true. Check the ratio of drunk drivers and accidents involving alcohol.

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