Saints Vicodin Shocker Threatens Super Bowl Repeat Odds

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Tyrone Black
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Saints Vicodin Scandal

A Vicodin controversy in the New Orleans Saints locker room is threatening to become a major league distraction with the 2010 NFL regular season only months away.

At press time, the Saints odds to win the 2011 Super Bowl were the same as the New York Jets:  10/1. was offering those odds, which we at believe might have some great value.  The Saints are the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Federal authorities are looking into allegations made in a civil lawsuit accusing the New Orleans Saints of trying to cover up a senior staff member's theft of prescription Vicodin pills from the club's training headquarters, according to Associate Press reports.

"The DEA was referred this case and there is a pending investigation," said Special Agent Roberto Bryan Jr., a New Orleans-based spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The accusations also could constitute state offenses, but local authorities say they have yet to begin a probe of their own.

Saints head coach Sean Payton issued a statement through the team, asserting he has never abused or stolen Vicodin, a narcotic used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Nothing in the complaint indicated that Payton, who was not named in the lawsuit, had done anything illegal. However, the complaint said another "senior staff member" used a trainer's key to steal Vicodin from the drug locker.

Tyrone Black,, Associated News referenced


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