METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints are planning to keep their training camp in West Virginia after recent flooding in the state killed at least 23 people. The team says in a statement it has been in contact with officials at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs and it still plans to hold training camp at the facility beginning on July 27. In Monday night's statement attributed to team executives Dennis Lauscha and Mickey Loomis, the Saints say they ''will continue to monitor the situation and look for ways that our team/organization can contribute in a positive way while we are there this summer.'' The team also says it is working with United Way to provide assistance for victims
Former New Orleans Saints running back and Lynwood native Pierre Thomas has filed a lawsuit against an athletic training company, alleging he was misled into investing $200,000 in a potential West Loop location that never came to be. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court against Tennessee-based D1 Sports Holdings, which operates more than 50 athletic training facilities across the country. “On or about May 1, 2014, Thomas entered into a certain agreement with D1 Tennessee to acquire a 20% interest in D1 Chicago,” the suit stated. “The facility never opened and, to the best knowledge and belief of [Thomas], D1 Chicago owns no property and has not commenced any business,” the suit stated.