- Feb 21, 2020
Seven football players at a prominent all-boys Catholic high school in suburban Detroit will be charged with assault after two alleged hazing victims and witnesses came forward, police said.
An attorney for New Orleans’s Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints’ behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had the audacity” to back the church.
The New Orleans Saints headed to court Thursday in a bid to block the release of hundreds of confidential emails detailing the behind-the-scenes public relations work the team did for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its sexual abuse crisis.
Washington Redskins tight end Hale Hentges goes into every play with a prayer in his heart.
News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week in New Orleans on the confidentiality of emails between Catholic officials and the city’s NFL franchise concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals.
Why would an NFL team, even one called the Saints, strike a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Catholic Church on an issue as emotionally fraught as clergy sex abuse? It’s a question even die-hard Saints fans in this heavily Catholic city are asking.