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Saints News & Notes - 7/1/06

The Saints will collect only a small portion of the payment the state of Louisiana owes them next week as a result of Hurricane Katrina, which displaced the team and thousands of residents last August.

Because the Saints played only two exhibition games in the city before the Superdome was damaged by Katrina, the club will receive roughly $2.53 million of the scheduled $15 million payment -- which is due July 5. The state's contractual obligations for the 2005 fiscal year were part of the 10-year, $186.5 million contract it signed with the Saints back in 2001. Representatives with the...

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