Saints players say bus was egged in Atlanta

Former Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton told the AJC’s Michael Cunningham that the Falcons aren’t really seen as a worthy rival by his current team, the Saints, on Tuesday.

A window on the Saints' bus. (Photo by Zach Klein of Channel 2 Action News)

A window on the Saints' bus. (Photo by Zach Klein of Channel 2 Action News)TV)

Lofton and his New Orleans teammates may feel differently after their bus allegedly was egged while the team was leaving Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Wednesday night.

The Saints were arriving in Atlanta for their game against the Falcons Thursday night in the Georgia Dome.

Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted this just minutes after the team’s charter flight touched down:

@ChaseDaniel: Wow, as we’re boarding buses on the Tarmac @ Atlanta airport, we start getting eggs thrown @ us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!

Tight end Jimmy Graham confirmed the incident took place with another tweet:

@JimmyGraham: Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy! “RISE Up” smh

A third player, linebacker Will Herring, also tweeted about it:

@wherring54 First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans! Tomorrow should be fun!! #WhoDatNation

Hartsfield-Jackson officials are investigating the incident.

New Orleans has won 11 of the last 13 games in the series, including a 31-27 victory on Nov. 11.

But the Falcons are 10-1 and the Saints are just 5-6 this season.

257 comments Add your comment

BigDawg

November 28th, 2012
10:38 pm

Go Falcons!! Go Dawgs!!!

BigDawg

November 28th, 2012
10:39 pm

We expect two titles!

Karl

November 28th, 2012
10:45 pm

Us Atlanta sports fans probably need to chill on throwing things…

Falconfan

November 28th, 2012
10:46 pm

Oh yeah talk about classy..you hit list thugs…that posed on our logo after a win flashing hand signs like guns..and one idiot bragging that he urinated on the field…New Orleans arm pit of the NFL

Mike Luck

November 28th, 2012
10:48 pm

Karl, good point.

WE DAT

November 28th, 2012
10:55 pm

New Orleans fans are calling this classless… That makes sense. Because when I think “class,” I think New Orleans.

WhoDat!!!

November 28th, 2012
11:03 pm

Isn’t (or shouldn’t) throwing projectiles at an airport be classifiable as a terrorist act?

rob turnipseed

November 28th, 2012
11:06 pm

hey we dat…. the fact that your thinking at all gives all aints fans something to work toward lol go birds kick aint azz….. birds 31 aints 21

Brad Pitt

November 28th, 2012
11:07 pm

So players from the team participating in the worst scandal in NFL history calls someone else “classless”????? Right!

ronnie tuner

November 28th, 2012
11:08 pm

why are you your lying new orleans you called that haveing class i don.t so shut up quit trying start something

Iloveuga

November 28th, 2012
11:09 pm

Booooooo hoooooool!

008

November 28th, 2012
11:09 pm

NO should have the guy who kicked the 49er player while he was down on his back teach us how to be classy.

We Dat

November 28th, 2012
11:15 pm

I like D. Brees, gutsy guy. But I cant stand the rest of the Saints! I’m with Roddy, we gave them that game. But we have it all together now and plan on kicking Dat “a.. Tomorrow night!! Glad their bus got egged! Good job airport workers…

aints suck

November 28th, 2012
11:24 pm

does no one remember the aint fan who shot a 49er fan applebee’s after their play off loss?
we throw eggs those thugs shoot bullets

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:32 pm

Enter your comments here

Game On

November 28th, 2012
11:37 pm

Two (2) Points. Remember that?

PaulieOldschool

November 28th, 2012
11:44 pm

Who gives a sh*t? What are you, 15? NOLA players are punks. We’ll see come tomorrow night. And we will be “RISING UP!”

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:44 pm

Ya’ll have to be the funniest fanbase in the history of the NFL. What have you ever won? I cant even remeber the last time the Falcons beat the Saints. The Falcons were 8-0 (Easiest schedule in the NFL by the way) and couldnt beat a team without its head coach. Who have the Falcons beat this year? When they play the Saints,Giants and if they make it far enough to play Green Bay or San Fran they will lose. Had they been playing any team other than Arizona (3rd string qb) two weeks ago it would have been another loss. The fan base and players (Roddy White) can talk/egg all they want, but in the end it’s just talk. I can not wait to see another early playoff exit, it’ll make 2013 start off that much better. As a life long Saints season ticket holder, I found it comical at the lack of Falcon fans at the dome this year. I guess your cowardly fanbase knew what the outcome was gonna be. Your fanbase is the joke of the league and I always love reading about how Atlanta is the worst sports city in America. By the way I loved the in field fly rule against the Braves this year. Another loser team from the ATL. What a joke!!!

pook

November 28th, 2012
11:46 pm

a few points here…there has been no evidence of players getting paid or paying to “take someone out”…Goodell was on a witch hunt and he acted two quickly…now he has to produce “evidence” that this stuff happened…and guess what folks, he doesnt have any proof…why do you think the players that were “suspended” have been playing… and secondly, the last time I checked the SAINTS have OWNED the FalCANTs…so throw your petty little eggs and RISE UP (that is the stupidest motto) and enjoy yet another defeat. The FalCANTs will make the playoffs and lose in the first round…to me, it doesnt matter because at the end of the season The falCANTs will have lost to the Saints TWICE!!!!

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:48 pm

11 out of the last 13 and ya’ll still talk?? I guess you just can’t fix stupid!!

The Necromancer

November 28th, 2012
11:49 pm

Jimmy Graham calling someone classless. Seriously? Jimmy Graham just called someone classless?

dixiecom

November 28th, 2012
11:51 pm

Atlanta Falcons still has their Coach Smitty!!! Rise UP!!!

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:52 pm

Yeah because I’m sure you know him personally? Ignorant comment

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:53 pm

Dixiecom, that’s my point. Atl still has a head coach and he couldnt beat the Saints without their head coach. Pathetic

dolemyte

November 28th, 2012
11:56 pm

It’s also very nice to live in a city and be a lifelong fan of a team that has actually won a Superbowl. It’s a feeling ya’ll will never know!!!

Inspector

November 28th, 2012
11:56 pm

Seriously!! Some airport workers egged the aints bus!! Where is the proof?? Actions like this could cost someone their jobs!! Wonder if the aints players are just trying to get the fans stirred up!! Where do you get raw eggs at the airport??

dixiecom

November 28th, 2012
11:57 pm

Too bad Sean Peyton is banned for the year…for puttin bounties out on players and causing potential career ending injuries to high profile players. I hope we never hear or see his ignorant face again…or yours!!!

guy0nthec0uch

November 29th, 2012
12:00 am

The Saints won one Super Bowl and the fans feel that erases 40+ years of being a terrible team? Please. The Falcons still lead the all-time win/loss record in the series. Enjoy Brees while you have him. He’s all you’ve ever had and when he’s gone the paper bags will come back out. Four of the last 5 games have been decided by 3 points so “OWNED” isn’t accurate. Owned would be 46-41 lifetime. Just enjoy the rivalry the Aints players try to deny. It’s a rivalry that’s been going since 1967. The difference is the Saints are mediocre this season. Something their new fan base isn’t familiar with these days. And even if they win Thursday night it won’t change anything. The Saints and their fans will be watching the Falcons in the playoffs while they brag about beating a much better team when it didn’t really count.

dixiecom

November 29th, 2012
12:01 am

yall are a peonic 5-6 and fixin to be 5-7

dolemyte

November 29th, 2012
12:06 am

Didn’t count huh, yeah cause ya’ll arent playing for the #1 seed or anything. You act as though the Falcons were not terrible for 40+ years. Again how many Superbowls have the Falcons won? In the end thats all that really matters. This year is a waste for the Saints. The NFL is trying to destory the franchise. But just think even in this down year your Falcons still have a loss to the Saints. The arrogance of your fanbase amazes me. And yes to me that Superbowl does wipe out the 40+ years of horrible teams. Maybe one day you feel it to, but i really doubt it.

JWP

November 29th, 2012
12:06 am

I log on to read Jeff Schultz. Great writer. Not sure why he stays in Atlanta. Reading the regular posts I think ths has to be the lamest fan base ever. Love that the Saints have your number so completely. Welcome back to Giants Stadium anytime, ladies.

dolemyte

November 29th, 2012
12:08 am

Maybe they’ll score 3 points next time??

Falcons-fans-P**syS

November 29th, 2012
12:08 am

funny all the Failcan fans still believing there was a bounty program, and what’s classless about taking a picture, after all the Sh** Roddy talks on twitter, they deserve everything they get. Just quit bitch*n and get used to being our bit*hes, peace out ;)

McNasty

November 29th, 2012
12:09 am

I am glad the fans are up for it
If you did what the aints did it would be criminal

go falcons

ScooterBlack

November 29th, 2012
12:10 am

There’s a reason that Atlanta was burned to the ground.

Rise up on these!

November 29th, 2012
12:15 am

Def true abt the eggs! I have a friend who confirmed and wrks out there. All these Saints fan live in Atl cause their houses are still under water. That city should just go under and start over. There’s nothing “New” abt New Orleans.

dixiecom

November 29th, 2012
12:16 am

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year, the team will lose its second round pick in 2012 and ‘13 and pay $500,000 as a result of the NFL’s bounty investigation, the league announced Wednesday.

dixiecom

November 29th, 2012
12:17 am

The NFL revealed in early March an investigation which found more than 20 defensive players for the Saints participated in a ‘bounty’ system from 2009 to ‘11 which rewarded individuals with cash for harming opposing players

Mike

November 29th, 2012
12:21 am

Attention dolemyte . The Falcons have except for two games the EXACT SAME SCHEDULE AS THE SAINTS ! We are 10-1 and you guys are ….Enough of the ” weak schedule whining ” .

Techbuzz

November 29th, 2012
12:22 am

Is there NOTHING the Saints don’t whine about????? Hey Saints, please, just for a moment, GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rondell Burgundy

November 29th, 2012
12:24 am

The Saints just need to be grateful their bus was only pelted with eggs here in Atlanta and that the bush wasn’t fatally crashed into by a drunk FOX 5 News anchorwoman.

Doosey

November 29th, 2012
12:28 am

Ramp workers need to be fired, and replaced.

(If this happened…Where’s the video though? I’m sure Somebody had camera phones..)

And really the new and “bloated local sports radio market” seems to be promoting “rivalry”..

So, it is good to know that airport ramp-workers are listening to local sports-talkers go-on about something that they really don’t care about…

Well..the former Falcons MLB kept talking about it too…

A few fools does not mean everyone in the town…

EggRaidOnMojo

November 29th, 2012
12:28 am

HEY SAINTS – THOSE WEREN’T EGGS – THAT WAS DIRTY BIRD TURDS!

dixiecom

November 29th, 2012
12:32 am

Dont worry…We didnt back the Saints when they was in the Superbowl either!

Lesa

November 29th, 2012
12:37 am

I’m loving it. Welcome to Atlanta, Aints!!! I’m counting the minutes till kickoff tomorrow night and singing my version of the Aints theme song: “Oh when them Aints get their azz kicked, oh when them Aints get their azz kicked . . .” Hee, hee. GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!! You MUST defend our house!!

diamonddaveincali

November 29th, 2012
12:38 am

Somebody remind Mr. Dummas, er I mean dolemyte to shut the eff up? LIke what have the saints done outside of 2009(which BTW, was they year they cheated to sin a super bowl). Nothing. One season separates two franchises that enter the league about the same time. one season dolemyte!

outside of that, the falcons hold the over all, and just like this tide of the ocean, the tide will turn for the Falcons on TNF! Let me see, the last two years the saints have run up a lot of scores to do what? Lose on the road in back to back seasons in the wild card game. What have you done for me lately you 5-6 scumbag city and team. We will lift the Lombardi and the bragging rights will go back to Atlanta this feb in the super bowl.

ScooterBlack

November 29th, 2012
12:40 am

EggMan,
I hope you never have to lose your family and friends in a man made disaster. Until you experience that, STFU and count your blessings!
ScooterBlack

Doosey

November 29th, 2012
12:40 am

Saints will probably beat The Falcons into a hole becasue they have no pass-rusher starting, and the secondary can’t cover them..

Still…

The Saints…I’m not sure… They seem to be doing all the talking…They really are knocking themselves out of doing their jobs..

The Falcons did not end their season..The 49ers did..

Nobody on ESPN, FOX, or NFLNet, cares whether The Saints own The Falcons…

They seem to care more about Their head coach taking The Cowboys job..

I’ve heard nothing of these TV networks caring about Saints talk., but some out-town instigators on these local sports stations..

I don’t condone the egging (if it really happened), and the ramp workers should lose their jobs over a game…and some local radio talk..

ScooterBlack

November 29th, 2012
12:47 am

It seems it’s all about Goodell covering his a$$ on the player’s concussion suits.

Never First, But the Best.

November 29th, 2012
12:48 am

Don’t flatter youselfs Caint players. Those were just left overs from the Egging at Aaron Murray’s house.