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Old 07-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints released embattled outside linebacker Junior Galette on Friday, a source told NOLA.com's Larry Holder.

Galette's release comes less than one year after he signed a lucrative contract extension meant to ensure his long-term future in New Orleans.

"(It was) the worst call they've ever made," Galette told NOLA.com | The Times Picayune Friday afternoon. "It was a terrible call to kick me when I'm down."

Galette met this summer with NFL officials in New York about his January arrest for domestic violence at his home in Kenner. The charge was later dismissed.

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Old 07-24-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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No love lost. Later you bum!
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Yeah, apparently the NFL started notifying teams of player suspensions. Maybe the Saints got the information they needed to release him.

My guess is that they also can now reduce the cap hit somehow.

Itís possible the Saints could try to fight to get some of that money back, especially if Galette is suspended. But itís not easy for teams to recoup signing bonus money that has already been paid out -- even when there are detrimental-conduct clauses that nullify future guarantees.

Although itís happened in some cases -- most notably Michael Vick in Atlanta after his dogfighting charges -- itís rare. The Baltimore Ravens, for instance, didnít seek to get any signing bonus money back after they released running back Ray Rice last year in the wake of his domestic violence charges. They actually settled a dispute with Rice over whether he should receive any of his 2014 salary.

If Galette is punished for the 2013 incident, the Saints could possibly argue that he withheld information about the incident when he signed his deal (an approach the New England Patriots reportedly may take if Aaron Hernandez is convicted on murder charges that predated his most recent contract).

New Orleans Saints would suffer big cap hit if they cut Junior Galette - NFL Nation - ESPN
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Good riddance. Regardless of how much of a cap hit we have to eat, this was the right move. All the effort that was put into changing the culture in the locker room would have gone for nought if this ******** had been allowed to stay.
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WOW... I thought the financial ramifications would be too much for this to happen but it definitely had to be done. I agree that there's probably a suspension about to be announced and that hastened the process.
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If he suspended why release him, now what does that do to the cap? Will he still be entitled to that signing bonus?

I was against releasing him til I heard about his conduct or his associates conduct toward Sean Payton. We don't need a poison pill that will influence more bad conduct toward our coach. I know he will be a great player for some team but he is gonna be a bad person some other franchise most likely the Falcons will pick him up
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I don't get how this helps anything in the future. Besides just keeping a creep out of the locker room. Maybe that's enough though.

"By releasing him after June 1, however, the Saints would only have to take a $5.45 million cap charge in 2015 and could push $12.1 million (for the remaining bonuses) to 2016.

If Galette's release is related to off-field behavior, they could try to reclaim some of the money spent on bonuses, or perhaps a portion of his fully guaranteed 2015 salary, but that would likely be met with objections from Galette and the players union."

New Orleans Saints release Junior Galette, according to source | NOLA.com
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We'll probably take a hit on the money side but at least it sends a message!

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