Former Saints linebacker Junior Galette says New Orleans made a mistake by getting rid of him despite two off the field incidents that involve abusing women.
“[It was] the worst call they’ve ever made,” Galette told the Times Picayune. “It was a terrible call to kick me when I’m down.”
Galette sounds like a man who believes he’ll be OK despite the fact that he’s essentially lost his job.
“I’m blessed and highly favored,” he said. “I’m set for life. My mom’s set for life. My son’s set for life. . . . This is not adversity. Adversity is getting kicked out of Temple [where Galette was suspended before his senior season] with no money in your pocket.”
It all came down to Saints head coach Sean Payton not believing that Galette was worth the trouble despite 22 sacks over the past two years.
“Everything is Sean’s call,” Galette said. “He told me that himself. He’s the one who pulls the trigger.”