Saints RB tweets response to lawsuit over anthem protest

"Good luck dude" says Ingram

Chris Miller
December 13, 2017 - 12:37 pm
Oct 22, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) carries the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

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A lawsuit filed against the New Orleans Saints over players who sit or kneel during the national anthem has gotten a response -- not from Saints lawyers but from running back Mark Ingram.

Morgan City resident Lee Dragna filed suit in Jefferson Parish against the Saints, claiming the protests by some players against racial injustice made it impossible for him and his family to enjoy the games. The suit asks for a refund of the cost of his season tickets, plus legal fees.

Dragna says he hasn't been to a game since the Sep. 17 game versus New England, and claimed the booing and other reaction from other fans is "borderline dangerous."

In his tweet, Ingram pointed out that the only time Saints players have sat or knelt during the national anthem was the Sep. 24 game at Carolina.

New Orleans Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the lawsuit has been forwarded to the team's legal department, and the organization has no comment on it.

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