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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NFL: Saints’ Coleman arrested for simple battery

Associated Press

FRANKLIN, La. — New Orleans Saints rookie linebacker Harry Coleman is facing simple battery charges stemming from an arrest over the weekend.

St. Mary Parish authorities say records show that Coleman was arrested early Sunday morning by police with the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana and was released soon after.

Details surrounding his arrest are unclear. A woman taking calls at the Chitimacha Police Department says only the chief can discuss it and he did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages.

Saints head coach Sean Payton says Coleman's status with the team is unchanged at this time.

Coleman, a standout at LSU, signed with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in late April.