Saints WR Joe Morgan Arrested for DWI and Driving Without a License

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2013

The New Orleans Saints are hoping to rebound this season after a difficult 2012 campaign that was marred by the "Bountygate" scandal. That effort hasn't gotten off to a good start, however, as wide receiver Joe Morgan finds himself in trouble with the law. 

According to Michelle Hunter of, Morgan was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Hunter is also reporting that Morgan was cited for driving without a license. A trooper allegedly found Morgan sleeping behind the wheel of his stationary vehicle in Jefferson Parish, La. Morgan reportedly performed poorly in a field sobriety test and was subsequently arrested.

According to the arrest report, Morgan was found to a blood-alcohol content of 0.218 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Morgan, who attended Walsh University, was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2011. The 25-year-old deep threat saw his first regular-season action last year as he caught 10 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns in New Orleans' high-powered offense.

Although he is technically behind Marques Colston and Lance Moore on the Saints' depth chart, Morgan is expected to be a significant contributor for New Orleans in 2013. With Devery Henderson no longer on the roster, Morgan figures to assume the role of downfield threat for quarterback Drew Brees.

It is unclear what actions, if any, the Saints or the NFL will take against Morgan at this point. Some form of discipline is certainly possible, but New Orleans is obviously hoping that it doesn't impact his status for the upcoming season significantly.


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