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With a little over three weeks remaining until the deadline for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to sign his franchise tender, the Pro Bowler and the team remain in negotiations regarding a long-term extension.
The latest development is that a new offer was submitted to the 33-year-old by the Saints some two weeks ago, according to the Associated Press (via The Huffington Post).
However, this latest news regarding Brees has nothing to do with his contract standoff.
In response to the NFL's alleged lack of evidence against current and former teammates embroiled in the "bountygate" scandal that has engulfed the Saints this offseason, Brees made what can only be described as an incredibly ill-advised tweet.
Brees later backtracked, according to an ESPN report. He said: "I have an extreme respect for our military and have not nor will I ever compare football to war. They are the soldiers, they risk their lives, they defend our freedom and make this world a safer place."
The moral of this story is, of course, that Twitter is the greatest thing to happen to sportswriters since alcohol.