Is this really news ?? I guess the TP ran out of Nagin stories!

Two Saints players arrested for lewd conduct

by Danny Monteverde, The Times-Picayune

Sunday May 03, 2009, 11:16 AM

Two New Orleans Saints players are in jail after they were booked on charges of obscenity, disturbing the peace by being drunk in public and lewd conduct by urinating in public and exposing themselves early Sunday morning, said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Biren Ealy, left, and Kolo Kapanui

Biren Ealy, 24, and Kolomona Kapanui, 25, were arrested just before 1 a.m. at an apartment complex in Elmwood.

Two women had just pulled up to the Palmetto Creek apartments in the 5100 block of Citrus Boulevard when one of the women saw two men urinating in the parking lot, Fortunato said.

The woman who was the passenger told the men, who appeared to be drunk, to stop. At that point, Ealy allegedly turned around and exposed himself to the woman and started making “lewd” comments, Fortunato said.

A few moments later, Kapanui also turned around, facing the woman driving the car, and started to fondle himself while making comments, as well, police allege.

The women started screaming for help and called 911.

Ealy and Kapanui — a wide receiver and tight end, respectively — were taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. They are each being held on a $4,250 bond, Fortunato said.

“We are aware of the situation,” Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said in an email. “Our security department is working with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on this matter. We will have no further comment.”

Both men are on the Saints’ 80-man roster, but neither has appeared in a game with New Orleans.

Ealy, who attended Houston, was picked up by the Saints in January after spending two years with the Tennessee Titans, mostly on the practice squad. He has appeared in four games, with one reception for six yards in his career.

Kapanui, who attended West Texas A&M, was signed to the Saints’ practice squad last season in late November but did not appear in a game. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns last year but was released following the preseason.

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