Saints officially release Junior Galette, sign two players _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) reacts as the final minutes tick away in the 23-15 loss in a NFL NFC divisional football playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks.


On Monday, the lawyer for ex-New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette said a lawsuit accusing the pass rusher of trapping a woman in an abusive relationship has been dismissed.

Galette had filed a motion seeking to dismiss the case, arguing the lawsuit was not detailed enough to permit him to mount a meaningful defense.

The woman didn't hire a lawyer to represent her after her first one quit months ago, and she did not show up for a hearing on Galette’s motion before Jefferson Parish Judge Donnie Rowan dismissed the case.

The result brings closure to the latest criminal incident implicating a member of the team. But as a recent analysis shows, the Saints are actually one of the league's more well-behaved teams when it comes to arrests.

According to information compiled by USA Today, New Orleans has had just four players arrested in the past five years. That ranks as the third-fewest arrests in the NFL in that period, tied with the Miami Dolphins.

The Houston Texans have the fewest arrests (1). The Carolina Panthers, New York Giants and San Diego Chargers have each had three players arrested.

The team with the most arrests? Eighteen for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Denver Broncos aren't far behind with 16 arrests.

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