Linebacker Junior Galette was shockingly told by the Saints on Friday that he will be released before training camp. Galette signed a new contract last fall, and since New Orleans will have to swallow nearly $18 million of his salary, they must have been truly sick of him. The feeling’s mutual; on Saturday Galette hopped on Twitter to air his grievances and make some pretty serious accusations.
The Saints’ breaking point was the emergence of a video of Galette hitting a woman with a belt in a Miami Beach fight in early 2013. There was also a domestic violence charge for a separate incident, later dropped. But Galette’s relationship with the team had apparently frayed inside the locker room, too.