- Mar 2, 2021
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.
The owner of the New Orleans Saints said Monday that the NFL team played no role in determining which priests would be named in the list of “credibly accused” clergy published by the area’s Catholic Church.
A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints’ behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Catholic leaders deal with a sexual abuse crisis.