Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/14/14

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: General manager Mickey Loomis of the New Orleans Saints walks the sidelines prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)

Drew Brees through a Twitter shoe at President Bush when he compared Bountygate to finding WMDs in Iraq.

Saints owner Tom Benson and suspended general manager Mickey Loomis will be allowed to meet during Loomis' 8 game suspension. The reason is that Benson owns the New Orleans Hornets, and Loomis is director of basketball operations for the NBA squad. The NFL expects Loomis and Benson to only discuss NBA matters, something that will be nearly impossible to enforce, but the NFL is also trying not to step on the NBA's toes. It looks like Loomis and Benson will be able to spend many hours together talking exclusively of basketball *cough*.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Vikings' wide receiver Percy Harvin is requesting that the team trade him. While the link leads to possibly the shortest report in NFL.com history, I can tell you that the trade request reveals a lot about the state of the Minnesota Vikings. I'll put it this way. Good players want to be on good teams, and they'll put up with far more crap to stay on a good team. On the other hand, good players want to get away from bad teams, and this seems to be one of those cases.

Drew Brees is in damage control mode after comparing the Bountygate investigation to finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Then, he told Ed Werder via text message, "I have an extreme respect for our military and have not nor will I ever compare football to war." The irony there is that, yes, Brees has already compared football to war. Without war, is there any real use for nuclear weapons?

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Hot start helps Rockets stave off elimination against Warriors

Matt Millen leaving ESPN for FOX, Big Ten Network

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout loss to Yankees

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

Cam Newton: Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bears cut Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

Report: NBA exploring moving start of Finals up

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

Baseball players in the military: A tribute

Stephen Curry leaves Game 4 after nasty fall, returns later

WATCH: Khris Davis trolls umps after controversial homer

Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

The Talented Mr. Blatt

The curious case of Frank Kaminsky

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Curry leaves game after nasty fall

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

Could the NBA Finals be moved up?

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Ballplayers in the military: A tribute

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.