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Robert Meachem accused of sending nude pics to 17-year-old

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New Orleans Saints veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem is being accused of some inappropriate behavior.

Baller Alert received an email from someone who says the mother of a 17-year-old girl recently found nude selfies of Meachem in her daughter’s iPhone.

Here’s the email published by Baller Alert:

“I am good friends with a woman who has a 17 year old daughter. You know how with iPhones you can back up to an account. Well, her mom went into the account and found a s— full of pics of Robert Meachem, #17 of the New Orleans Saints. Some nudes. Supposedly Robert met the 17 year old about a month and a half ago at a kids football camp in New Orleans and they’ve been carrying on ever since.”

Meachem turns 30 in two months. Baller Alert has a thumbnail of one of the alleged nude selfies. They also say the vet, who is entering his seventh season in the league, has four kids by three women.

Meachem is signed to make $855,000 this season, but there’s no guarantee he makes the Saints’ roster.

Chargers sign Robert Meachem after losing Vincent Jackson to Bucs

The Chargers lost Vincent Jackson in free agency Tuesday but tried to make up for it by signing Robert Meachem. San Diego is paying Meachem $14 million guaranteed on a four-year $25.9 million deal. Vincent Jackson signed a five-year $55 million deal with the Buccaneers and $26 million is guaranteed. I have to say, I don’t like either deal very much.

Both players’ stats were inflated by their systems and quarterbacks. While Jackson will give Tampa Bay a weapon in the passing game, he is just a luxury for a team with many more pressing needs. The Bucs need an improved line, running game, and the biggest area they need to address is their defense. I thought Jackson benefited from Norv Turner’s system, the amount of threats in the Chargers’ passing game, and Philip Rivers’ accuracy/ability to throw the deep ball. I envision his stats dropping off with Tampa Bay.

Similarly, Robert Meachem was a system player in New Orleans. The Saints run 3-5 receivers per passing play and Drew Brees is an expert at finding the open man. Meachem racked up plenty of touchdowns in New Orleans (20 the past three seasons) mostly because he was a forgotten third or fourth option on the field. He didn’t have to beat one-on-one coverage or double-teams consistently. San Diego is paying and asking him to be their No. 1 receiver, and I don’t believe he is one.

I would have preferred to see Jackson sign elsewhere, and for the Chargers to have gone after a better receiving option.

Is Drew Brees Still Underrated? Robert Meachem Thinks So

For quite some time, Drew Brees was an underrated NFL quarterback.  A few years ago all we ever heard about was Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.  Brady and Manning were in a class of their own with everyone else looking up at them.  Then, Brees won a Super Bowl.  He went on to be named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year and inserted himself into the elite quarterback discussion.  Last weekend, he set the all-time record for most passing yards in a season.  Despite all that, Robert Meachem still believes Brees deserves more recognition than he gets.

“I think so. I think he has a lot to offer, for any team,” Meachem said during an interview with ESPN Radio when asked if Brees is still underrated. “I think if he was on any team, he’d be doing the same things that he’s doing now. One thing … is what he does in the community as far as helping people rebuild homes and trying to give out toys during Christmastime. He’s just an all-around great guy.”

In all fairness, Meachem didn’t offer up that Brees is underrated — he was asked.  That being said, Brees is now officially included in the discussion with guys like Brady and Aaron Rodgers, as he should be.

With the way the NFL has become so pass-heavy over the last few years, there are a lot of guys blowing up the stat sheets and setting NFL records.  The fact that Brees has been near or at the top of all of those categories says enough.  At this point I’d be more willing to call him a Hall of Fame lock than an underrated player.

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