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WhoDat!656 06-21-2013 06:16 PM

This Week in Saints History: June 19-25
June 19th

1986—Saints owner Tom Benson announces new Saints uniform design that includes a Fleur-de-lis inside a Louisiana state image to be featured on the jersey sleeves & the thigh area of the pants.

June 20th

1969—Saints trade QB Karl Sweetan to the Rams in return for two undisclosed draft picks in '70 (one was a fifth-round pick).

2012—Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt publicly states that he did not pledge any money for bounties and is willing to take a lie detector test over it.

Today's birthdays:

Herman Carroll—Born in 1971 (Defensive end 1994)

Jack Holmes—Born in 1953 (Fullback 1978-82)

J.R. Johnson—Born in 1979 (Linebacker 2002)

Fred McAfee—Born in 1968 (RB/Special Teams Coverage 1991-93, 2000-06) special teams great, one time Pro Bowler

Dave Rowe—Born in 1945 (Defensive Tackle 1967-70) Part of Original Team, one-time Pro Bowler

Darren Sproles—Born in 1983 (Running Back-Punt Returner 2011-present) Set NFL record with Saints in 2011 for most all-purpose yards in a season

June 21st

Today's birthdays:

Tyrone Drakeford—Born in 1971 (Cornerback 1998-99)

Rob Kelly—Born in 1974 (Safety 1997-2000)

Wade Phillips—Born in 1947 (Assistant Coach 1981-85, Interim head coach '85)

Brian Simmons—Born in 1975 (Linebacker 2007)

June 22nd

1970—Saints FB Ernie Wheelwright confirms that he will meet with commissioner Pete Rozelle in New York on the following Monday over a league investigation that his club in Jefferson Parish called "Central Park South" (previously called Soul City) was in a building owned by racketeers. The club temporarily closed a month later by Parish health department over sewerage issues.

1973—News is released that Saints owner John Mecom Jr. is in negotiations on selling the team with Harlem Globetrotters owner George Gillett, Palmer House owner Potter Palmer and businessman John O'Neal for an estimated $16-20 million.

Today's birthdays:

Bobby Douglass—Born in 1948 (Quarterback 1976-77)

Billie Hayes—Born in 1947 (Cornerback 1972)

Mark Royals—Born in 1964 (Punter 1997-98)

John Tice—Born in 1960 (Tight End 1983-92)

(Eddie)Boo Williams—Born in 1979 (Tight End 2001-04

June 23rd

1970—Saints trade safety Dave Whitsell & RB Tom Broadhead to Dallas in return for special teams center & LB Jackie Burkett.

Today's birthdays:

Robert Wilson—Born in 1974 (WR 2000-01)

June 24th

Today's birthdays:

Mitch Berger—Born in 1972 (Punter 2003-05)

June 25th

1982—New York columnist Jack Anderson tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the Saints traded RB Chuck Muncie to the Chargers (in return for a second-round pick) in 1980 after being tipped to "get Muncie out of town or he would be arrested on drug charges."

2010—Former WR Joe Horn signs a one-day contract so he can retire as a Saint in what was a sort of peace accord after he felt somewhat bitter about being released following the 2006 season.

Today's birthdays:

Charlie Durkee—Born in 1944 (Kicker 1967-68, 1971-72) Part of Original Saints team

Judd Garrett—Born in 1967 (Offensive asst. coach 1997-99)

Paul Ryczek—Born in 1955 (Center 1981)

This Week in Saints History: June 19-25

Luda34 06-21-2013 06:25 PM

Re: This Week in Saints History: June 19-25
Wade Phillips—Born in 1947 (Assistant Coach 1981-85, Interim head coach '85)

I wish he was our D coach

Rugby Saint II 06-24-2013 06:45 PM

Re: This Week in Saints History: June 19-25
It's past doesn't really matter to me. However, 2009 is a different story.

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