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.