Albuquerque Saints?

The Saints could relocate to Albuquerque, NM or San Antonio, TX if the Saints owner, Tom Benson, can not negotiate a new deal with Louisana Governor Kathleen Blanco. Currently Louisana gives the Saints $186 million over ten years, but Blanco says the state can not afford to pay that much money.

The two were in negotiations when Benson backed away from the negotiating table. Benson can opt out of the deal after the 2005 season and move the team by repaying the state $81 million received from the first five years of the contract.

Additionally, 3 out of 4 Louisana voters are opposed to paying tax money to keep the Saints in New Orleans. Link to the article here: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2063142

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