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New Orleans Saints safety Vonn Bell (48), New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) and New Orleans Saints defensive end George Johnson (90) sack Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) on fourth down in the fourth quarter of an NFL Wild Card Playoff game in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The Saints won 31-26.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD

Cameron Jordan made headlines earlier this week when he sent Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a bottle of Jordan wine. 

The wine, a $55 cabernet sauvignon from a winery in Sonoma, Calif., was sent to commemorate the Saints' three wins over the Panthers this season.

Jordan had a little fun sending the bottle on its way to North Carolina.

"I got a good chuckle out of it," Jordan said. "He probably won't open it. At the end of the day, I think we played a hell of a game against Cam Newton, which is one of the top quarterbacks in our league." 

A free spirit who often takes light-hearted jabs at opponents after games, Jordan didn't see any malice in the act, even it was pointed out the gesture might not be well-received.

"They ask, have you thought about the ramifications," Jordan said. "No, I haven't. I shot my shot, so now I have to back it up."

With New Orleans still in the midst of its first postseason run since 2013, Jordan is trying to soak up the experience. 

"I love everything about what we've been able to accomplish so far, and again, we have higher, loftier goals, but to have every opportunity, it's something I want to cherish and I want to remember," Jordan said. "When it comes to having fun, spoils of war."

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