Kenny Chesney is a Saint

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Kenny Chesney turned sports hero at American football team the New Orleans Saints’ pre-season practice last week – when he won the team a Sunday off.

Saints coach Sean Payton, who is a friend of the singer, invited Chesney to join the footballers at Thursday’s on-field work-out, and promised to give the players a day to themselves if the visitor could catch a punt.

Chesney, wearing helmet, pads and a Saints shirt with his name on the back, failed to keep a hold of his first two attempts, but caught the third – much to the delight of his team-mates for the day.

The country star, who was a top high school footballer in Tennessee, was then saluted by Payton, who insisted the singer was part of the team.

A thrilled Chesney said, “I quit growing too young to ever think about getting to have a shot at playing in college, so this is about as much fun I can have.”



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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 9:09am
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August 13th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Sorry, but he was NOT a top football prospect in the state of Tennessee. He is from my area and he was pretty much of a nerd (sorry, Kenny!).

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