Saints Aware of Video Appearing to Show Junior Galette in Fight on Beach

Saints Aware of Video Appearing to Show Junior Galette in Fight on Beach

New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette (93) looks on as he walks  on the playing field during a Week 13 NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 30, 2014. The Saints defeated the Steelers 35-32. (AP Photo/Scott Boehm)
New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette (93) looks on as he walks on the playing field during a Week 13 NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 30, 2014. The Saints defeated the Steelers 35-32. (AP Photo/Scott Boehm)

Mike Triplett, ESPN

 

METAIRIE, La. (ESPN) — The New Orleans Saints are aware of a 2013 video that allegedly shows outside linebacker Junior Galette striking a woman with a belt during a group scuffle on a beach that was recorded by an onlooker.

“We were made aware of the video, and we sent it to the league office,” Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said. “There is a process this will go through at the league office level, and we are waiting on that to be determined.”

In the video, a man who appears to be Galette fights another man using his belt. He then swings the belt at the surrounding group and strikes a woman twice with it. Later on, he shoves several people and throws a punch.

Galette’s attorney, Ralph Whalen, has told media outlets that his client is not the person in the video.

 

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