Robert Meachem Injured by Photographer, Sean Payton Not Happy
Saints third-year wide receiver Robert Meachem had one of his best games of the season Monday night against the Falcons. He had 10 catches for 101 yards in New Orleans’ 17-14 road win that makes them 11-4. You would think he’d be all smiles after the game, but an overzealous photographer screwed things up by tripping Meachem, injuring his ankle:
Saints coach Sean Payton was understandably upset Tuesday over the circumstances by which Meachem was hurt. “I heard about it,” Payton said. “I think he’s going to be fine. You can make any type of light of it that you want but there’s an issue though. I have an issue when there’s free reign.” Payton went on to say that aggressive photographers who want the picture create problems. He’s right, and those on-field mad rushes after games turn out to be stampede-like dangerous situations.
The good news is Meachem should be fine and we now have another addition to our large collection of weird sports injuries. Thanks to LBS tipster Billy Johnson for the story.
Photo Credit: Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune