Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said any harassment of former teammate Curtis Lofton, now a linebacker with New Orleans, before last Sundays 31-27 loss was done in good nature. Saints linebacker Scott Shanle, who was inactive for the game, accused the Falcons of trash-talking with Lofton and interfering with Saints pregame drills, according to a Yahoo! Sports. According to the report, Shanle said that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, the prime suspect in the NFLs Bounty-gate probe, went over to Falcons coaches to protest that what the Falcons players were doing was classless, Shanle said, but that Falcons coaches took no action. On Tuesday, ESPN.com, citing an anonymous source, reported that Falcons head coach Mike Smith would not take action with Babineaux and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, said to be the two main culprits in the incident. Weatherspoon, nursing an ankle injury, was ruled out for the game earlier in the week and did not play and, as a result, would not have suited up in his equipment during pregame drills. We (are) all friends with Curtis and, you know, guys messing around and Im sure he was doing the same thing, too, Babineaux told FOXSportsSouth.com. Its all about competing and having fun and its just friends out there competing against one another. You know how that is.
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