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Old 10-20-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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New Orleans assistant head coach Joe Vitt was injured this weekend when trying to stop two people from breaking into his and his neighbors cars according to Ramon Antonio Vargas of the New Orleans Advocate

He required a trip to the hospital after falling down while chasing the burglars off.

In the early hours of Saturday, Vitt spotted a shadow moving across his lawn said Col. John Fortunato of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. As he went to inspect the matter further, he saw a woman entering his neighbors car. It was at that moment he turned to his own car and noticed a man inside. The two assailants ran off after being discovered, and he gave chase until falling down. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

Vitt has been an assistant coach with the Saints since 2006 and served as interim head coach, while Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for the bounty scandal in 2012, after serving a six game suspension himself.

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Old 10-20-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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Is it just me or is that actually a photo of Greg McMahon?
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I bet he took the wrong angle and then was too slow to catch them from behind

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Thought he hurt himself actually coaching..silly me

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This is Joe. It's
the wild west down there. Or is it every where.
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When I read the title I wondered if it wasn't a disgruntled fan. I hope is alright.
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Is it just me or is that actually a photo of Greg McMahon?



LOL!!! That is McMahon!
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Saints LB coach Joe Vitt Tears Achilles, Breaks Wrist after Chasing Car Thieves

Dave heard it first from a source and it was later confirmed by local and national sports news outlets. Ramon Vargas of The Advocate and Mike Triplett at ESPN.com both have articles with additional details:

New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt played some defense of his own outside his Metairie home on Saturday morning, chasing away a man and woman who were attempting to steal his car and a neighbor's car.

Vitt's efforts took a toll, though. The 61-year-old suffered a torn Achilles tendon and a broken wrist after falling, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed.

Bensel added that Vitt "never missed a day of work."

The incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato. Vitt was walking through his kitchen when he noticed a shadow running across his front lawn. When he went outside to investigate, he noticed a white female with blonde hair wearing khaki shorts and gloves attempting to enter a neighbor's vehicle. Vitt then looked toward his own car and saw a white male inside the vehicle.

When they saw Vitt, they took off running, according to Fortunato. Vitt pursued them on foot for a short distance before tripping and causing injuries that required a trip to the hospital. The suspects remain at large.

Sons of *******!

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Saints LB coach Joe Vitt Tears Achilles, Breaks Wrist after Chasing Car Thieves

Dave heard it first from a source and it was later confirmed by local and national sports news outlets. Ramon Vargas of The Advocate and Mike Triplett at ESPN.com both have articles with additional details:

New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt played some defense of his own outside his Metairie home on Saturday morning, chasing away a man and woman who were attempting to steal his car and a neighbor's car.

Vitt's efforts took a toll, though. The 61-year-old suffered a torn Achilles tendon and a broken wrist after falling, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed.

Bensel added that Vitt "never missed a day of work."

The incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato. Vitt was walking through his kitchen when he noticed a shadow running across his front lawn. When he went outside to investigate, he noticed a white female with blonde hair wearing khaki shorts and gloves attempting to enter a neighbor's vehicle. Vitt then looked toward his own car and saw a white male inside the vehicle.

When they saw Vitt, they took off running, according to Fortunato. Vitt pursued them on foot for a short distance before tripping and causing injuries that required a trip to the hospital. The suspects remain at large.

Sons of *******!

Triplett and Ramon Antonio Vargas both gave props to CSC for breaking the story...
Put him on IR, sign another coach.
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