Saints will raffle off Super Bowl ring for oil spill recovery

We’re quick to point out when players are trespassing at donut shops at 3 a.m. on this Web site, and we’re also thorough in our efforts to track investigations like the one following Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood right now.

But it’s important to find stories on the other side of the spectrum, the kind of feel-good stories that drive sports. One of those came out of the trip by the New Orleans Saints today to some of the areas in Louisiana hit hardest by the catastrophe of an oil disaster off the coast. Several players tweeted about their adventure during the day, commenting on the damage and horror inflicted upon wildlife.

Then, quarterback Drew Brees announced today that the Saints will raffle off an authentic Super Bowl ring from their championship last season, the kind of keepsake that surely any Saints fan would treasure. Tickets will be only $2 each and the money will go toward Gulf Coast recovery. Per a report by Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a Web site will be set up with details for you to follow to purchase a fistful of raffle tickets. No word yet on whether the raffle is open to high-ranking officials from BP.

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