Saints Place Carl Granderson On Did Not Report List

The Saints placed defensive end Carl Granderson on the did not report list, per a team announcement. In a related move, they also placed receiver Emmanuel Butler on the non-football injury list. 

Granderson agreed to plea no contest to one count of sexual battery and one count of unlawful contact and was set to serve out a year of probation after striking a plea deal. The judge did not agree with that compromise, however, and ordered him to immediately begin serving a six-month jail sentence in Wyoming.

Granderson, naturally, is not expected to play this season. The Wyoming product is a talented player who almost certainly would’ve been drafted if not for his legal situation. Many analysts gave Granderson a mid-round grade and the Saints gave him a hefty $85K to sign as an undrafted free agent this offseason.

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  1. I would imagine there should be some PR backlash for the Saints. They’re holding a roster spot for a guy in jail for a violent crime that we hear about not being tolerated by the NFL and many owners/ownership groups.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Both the prosecution and defense were satisfied with a deal that wouldn’t result in jail time so a backlash should be directed at the judge by Wyoming taxpayers who will get dinged for the cost of having Granderson behind bars.

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