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Marques Colston,
wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, was voted by his teammates to receive the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award from the award's namesake foundation at a ceremony later this year. The foundation works to end child abuse and recognizes NFL players for their courage and sportsmanship.



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Robert Warrens
was named the recipient of the St. Tammany Parish President's Arts Lifetime Achievement Award honoring local artists. The Mandeville painter will receive the award from St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs at a ceremony Jan. 24.



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Where There's A Will There's A Way,
founded by New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith, hosted "Santa with the Smiths" to benefit 20 families from Kingsley House. Smith gave the families a tour of the Saints' practice facility as well as a Christmas meal and gifts. Smith founded the organization in 2007 to benefit families in need.



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Jason Peters,
offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, told NBC's Comcast Sportsnet that the New Orleans Saints "got lucky" in the NFC wild card playoff game Jan. 4. Several outlets rightfully dubbed Peters a sore loser. Eagles fans were no better — a video went viral showing an Eagles fan spitting on a Saints fan after the game-winning field goal.

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