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Official: Saints emails on clergy crisis should stay secret

Hundreds of emails detailing the New Orleans Saints’ efforts to conduct damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its clergy sexual abuse crisis should remain shielded from the public, a court official recommended Thursday.

The recommendation by a court special master came almost three months after The Associated Press urged the release of the confidential emails as a matter of public interest. Those emails emerged as part of a lawsuit against the church and it will ultimately be up to a judge in that case to make the final decision.

Releasing the messages would only “embarrass or bring under public scrutiny” those who tried to help the Archdiocese of New Orleans as it sought to weather the fallout from the clergy abuse crisis, retired Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson wrote in a five-page filing.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1330.813
Atlanta 790.438
Tampa Bay 790.438
Carolina 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees2979
Pass TDs: D. Brees27
Rush Yds: A. Kamara797
Rush TDs: A. Kamara5
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1725
Rec TDs: J. Cook9
Int: J. Jenkins5
Sacks: C. Jordan15.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5982 (9)
Passing Yards: 4431 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1738 (16)
Points per game: 28.6 (3)
Yards per game: 373.9 (9)
Touchdowns: 48 (5)
Field Goals: 32 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5329 (11)
Passing Yards: 4201 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1461 (4)
Points per game: 21.3 (13)
Yards per game: 333.1 (11)
Touchdowns: 39 (17)
Field Goals: 22 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/8 C. Tom re-signed/unrest FA
4/2 P. Williams re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/25 J. Jenkins re-signed Two-year extension (through 2022)
3/23 D. Nichols signed One-year contract (through 2020)
3/23 N. Spence re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/22 D. Swearinger re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/21 E. Sanders signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2021)
3/20 A. Peat re-signed/unrest FA Five-year contract (through 2024)
3/20 J. Hardee Sr. re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/20 M. Burton signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/5 E. Apple ankle (Out)
1/5 Z. Line knee (Out)
12/29 E. Apple ankle (Out)
12/29 M. Williams groin (Out)
12/29 Z. Line knee (Questionable)
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