New Orleans Saints player’s arrest 1st test of NFL new conduct policy

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NEW ORLEANS — There is no jarring video of a man clocking his fiancee in a casino elevator, no images of “switch” marks left on a small boy’s thighs.

Still, Junior Galette’s arrest on a misdemeanor domestic violence-related charge is a serious issue for the NFL as it marks the first real test of the league’s new personal conduct policy.

Authorities responded to the New Orleans Saints defensive end’s home Monday morning after receiving a call about a disturbance, according to a news release from Kenner, Louisiana, police.

“Upon arrival, officers met with a 22-year-old female who was observed bleeding from her left ear, having an earring ripped from her ear, and scratch marks to her face,” the release said.

Lt. Brian McGregor noted that Galette disputed the woman’s account, and in a statement provided to CNN, attorney Lon Burns said, “Junior Galette is concerned about working to clear his…

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