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Report: 2013 Video Shows Saints Lb Junior Galette Hitting Woman With Belt

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Yep. Probably cut as well. Anything involving women these days is the death penalty for your career.

Can the Saints be forced to cut him? PK Manley said if they cut him it would be 16 million in dead money. That would be devastating.

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Can the Saints be forced to cut him? I heard if they cut him it would be 16 million in dead money. That would be devastating.

I think another option could be suspending him without pay...I have no clue though

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I think another option could be suspending him without pay...I have no clue though

I don't really think that's an option, and it really shouldn't be since he's under contract and hasn't been convicted of anything.

I'm thinking suspended indefinitely with pay like AP and Hardy. Then by next year, it either dies down or they cut him as a June 1st cut to soften the blow. Just my guess.

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Can the Saints be forced to cut him? PK Manley said if they cut him it would be 16 million in dead money. That would be devastating.

PR wise they should cut him but this is the Stains..........

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Can the Saints be forced to cut him? PK Manley said if they cut him it would be 16 million in dead money. That would be devastating.

Even if they don't a suspension is as good as dead money really. I don't see them not cutting him tho. We got screwed on the vick contract so it happens I guess

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I don't really think that's an option, and it really shouldn't be since he's under contract and hasn't been convicted of anything.

I'm thinking suspended indefinitely with pay like AP and Hardy. Then by next year, it either dies down or they cut him as a June 1st cut to soften the blow. Just my guess.

Actually, thinking about it, Hardy is suspended without pay this year, and Gallette was already scheduled to meet with the league soon.

I guess Roger could decide to suspend him without pay if he wants to. He did with Hardy for lying to them, even though he didn't get convicted.

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Actually, thinking about it, Hardy is suspended without pay this year, and Gallette was already scheduled to meet with the league soon.

I guess Roger could decide to suspend him without pay if he wants to. He did with Hardy for lying to them, even though he didn't get convicted.

No video on hardy like they have on Gallette and that's what killed Rice.....

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No video on hardy like they have on Gallette and that's what killed Rice.....

True, but while I agree that the video will make the public outcry worse, the Ravens released Rice, and Rice has been reinstated.

If the Saints choose not to release Gallette, the Hardy situation is probably more applicable to how he might be punished.

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True, but while I agree that the video will make the public outcry worse, the Ravens released Rice, and Rice has been reinstated.

If the Saints choose not to release Gallette, the Hardy situation is probably more applicable to how he might be punished.

Rice is still available but no one wants to go there........ Vids are poison for these morons.........

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True, but while I agree that the video will make the public outcry worse, the Ravens released Rice, and Rice has been reinstated.

If the Saints choose not to release Gallette, the Hardy situation is probably more applicable to how he might be punished.

Which scenario would be most devastating for the Ain'ts?

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Which scenario would be most devastating for the Ain'ts?

Probably cutting him. It wouldn't hurt that bad cap-wise this year, but it would leave a ton of dead money for next year (similar to Baker, but a lot more money and the Saints are in a much worse cap situation).

If I'm the Saints, I'm probably hoping to just take whatever suspension is coming this year, and hope it blows over by next year and continue business as usual.

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Rice is still available but no one wants to go there........ Vids are poison for these morons.........

I hear you, but that video absolutely blew up...TMZ, CNN, everywhere. Also, Rice was a declining talent that may not have had a job much longer anyways, IMO. AP and Hardy still have jobs, and I think Gallette may also be talented enough to keep a job in this league.

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Just saw the video.

He may be a decent pass rusher, but he sucks at fighting.

Him using his belt as a weapon proves it. He was too scared to throw hands with the guy. I bet the women would have beat his @ss without that belt.

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He calls this wrestling move the piggy back

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So we getting upset with things 2 years ago this should be fun.

I don't understand this comment. Are you saying there's a statute of limitations that we should have when a guy beats a woman with a belt and that we've missed our opportunity to be upset about it?

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So we getting upset with things 2 years ago this should be fun.

This was just reported. It's not like we all heard about this 2 years ago and just starting caring today are you dense?

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Really?

Swinging at women with a belt?

That's such a puscatore move you shouldn't ever be called a "man" again Junior.

+10 points for making me look up "puscatore"

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Maybe he was just practicing for the future.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11466549/junior-galette-new-orleans-saints-gets-special-tribute-teammates:

As for Rihanna, Galette's admiration for the music star is well known. He tweeted Wednesday that winning a Super Bowl and Rihanna as a girlfriend are the last items now remaining on his bucket list.

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Dang, that's too bad for a human being to be that self absorbed. By that, I mean I was awestruck by something he said in the article that accompanied the video...

"Really, at this level, you can conduct yourself as good, as choir boy as you want, sometimes the trouble comes to you," Galette said Wednesday of the January incident.

Did you REALLY just compare yourself; your actions, to a choirboy!!??wacko.png

No personal responsibility at all...

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http://theadvocate.com/sports/saints/11316960-123/junior-galette-situation-creates-questions

There were probably many hands thrown in the air last week at New Orleans Saints headquarters after it was learned that pass-rusher Junior Galette had been booked on charges of simple battery/domestic violence.

It’s a black eye for a team that suffered far too many of them on the field during the regular season — especially in light of the league’s push to stamp out domestic violence within the league. While the circumstances surrounding Galette’s situation remain unknown, this likely wasn’t the way a team coming off a 7-9 season wanted to start its offseason.

But the ramifications of Galette’s situation stretch beyond the public-relations hits, negative press and evaluation of morals that have arisen. Galette’s legal issue creates unexpected decisions with how the Saints will manage their salary cap this offseason.

While the league has not yet set the salary cap for 2015, most estimations have New Orleans somewhere around $20 million over the estimated figure entering the offseason. That math appears terrifying on the surface but, as the Saints have proved time and again, there are ways to sweep the dirt under the rug and still improve the roster.

Looking at the books for 2015, an obvious way to create space is to convert the $12.5 million roster bonus Galette is due into a signing bonus, which would spread those hits over the life of his current deal and free up about $10 million for next season.

This is still the Saints’ likely course of action, but the circumstances make it an interesting situation.

If Galette’s deal contains clauses that allow the team to recoup some of the money paid to him if he is suspended by the league — which is possible, since the language is standard in most contracts, including Drew Brees’ — the team could recoup some of the money and possibly void any guarantees contained within Galette’s contract. That could take the $12.5 million roster bonus hit off the books, creating considerable flexibility.

But for the team to take this course of action, it would need the league to make a quick decision and suspend Galette before the bonus becomes due on the third day of the new league year in March. If a decision is not made in time, and the Saints do not wait to see what happens, they could end up paying out money that could have been saved — not that there will be much of a choice if this point is reached.

When asked whether Galette’s contract contains such a clause last week, General Manager Mickey Loomis declined to answer. He did note his team’s cap situation is not as dire as it appears to outsiders.

“We are over the salary cap, but we have a lot of mechanisms built into a number of these contracts,” he said. “I read we are 20 million plus over the salary cap; we are, but in actuality it is less than half that when some of these mechanisms trigger.”

It’s unclear what those mechanisms are and how they trigger, but there are several bonuses like Galette’s that can be converted into signing bonuses to create more flexibility this season.

Without touching safety Jairus Byrd’s $2 million base salary, the Saints could save more than $4 million by converting his $6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus; tight end Jimmy Graham also can the save the team more than $3 million by converting his $5 million roster bonus; and linebacker Curtis Lofton has a similar $4.5 million bonus that could be prorated over the final three seasons of his deal by turning it into a signing bonus.

Those three moves alone could cut the cap overage nearly in half — and that’s before the team talks to Brees ($26.4 million cap hit in 2015), tackle Jahri Evans ($11 million), receiver Marques Colston ($9.7 million) and guard Ben Grubbs ($9.6 million) about their deals.

It’s also before anything is done to lower Galette’s cap figure for next season. Once that’s factored in, perhaps Loomis will be correct in stating the team’s cap situation is brighter than in previous seasons — even if the equation includes a dark element.

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