The NFL’s New Orleans Saints have fired one of their most vocal proponents of staying in New Orleans:
The New Orleans Saints abruptly fired director of administration Arnold Fielkow on Monday as the organization appeared to move closer to trying to make its move to San Antonio permanent.
Fielkow had been owner Tom Benson’s right-hand man in lease negotiations with the state of Louisiana and had been the most vocal member of the organization in expressing a commitment to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as Benson remained mostly silent.
What is going on here? The article’s author takes it as a signal that Saints officials want to solidify their position for a move to San Antonio, but perhaps they are trying to play the two cities off one another in an attempt to get the best sweetheart deal.