So the big Saints news this morning has to be about Jeremy Shockey and his little incident yesterday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. If you haven't heard, Shockey was found unconscious at a pool party around 2 p.m. yesterday and was taken to a Las Vegas hospital, where he was later released.
Officially, the Saints are saying that Shockey was "dehydrated" and that he'll be "fine". Unofficially? Well let's let the rampant, baseless rumors fly! Well, the section at the Hard Rock he was at was called "Rehab" and, even though it's Memorial Day weekend, being passed out at 2 p.m. is still pretty extraordinary. So, clearly, Shockey is some sort of meth junkie-vampire hybrid and being "dehydrated" probably means he wasn't sucking as much blood as he should have been to combat the desert heat. Makes you wonder how he's going to make it through training camp.
Also, as you may have heard, Shockey was absent for last week's Organized Team Activity. Though OTAs are officially voluntary, players still make sure their coaches know they have a good excuse if they don't intend to show. Shockey had personal issues to take care of according to head coach Sean Payton. I'm sure the news of having his starting tight end checked into a Las Vegas hospital didn't put a hitch coach Payton's holiday weekend at all.
Oh, and I expect the Saints to be nothing but forthright and honest about every single detail about what happened. Because that's what NFL teams do.