Kristine Froeba: Saints’ Jeff Charleston Rises after Southern Charm New Orleans finale

The star of Bravo’s Southern Charm New Orleans talks loving his new life

Former Saints player and Southern Charm New Orleans star, Jeff Charleston has a lot to say about his life, and the gist is that he’s loving every minute of it. An interview with Charleston reveals a man excited about new beginnings and a fresh start in his adopted hometown. “I cannot wait to move back to New Orleans,” said Charleston. “I just have to figure out where in the city I want to live again.” New Orleanians who don’t watch the Bravo reality series know him as No.

Who Dat Nation files class-action lawsuit against NFL

Story by Kristine Froeba

Saints fans have filed a lawsuit in state court to compel the commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, to apply implement Rule 17, Section2, Article 1 and 3, which gives the commission the power of “reversal of the game’s result or rescheduling a game either from the beginning or the point in which the extraordinary act occurred.”

The suit is in direct relation to the NFL’s referee’s no-call, or refusal to flag, a PI, or pass interference, and helmet-on-helmet violation — witnessed by over 30 million people during Sunday’s Divisional game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.

Civil District Court in New Orleans, located on Poydras Street, has published a copy of the lawsuit on its online database, and local attorneys are already discussing the outcome. The caption of the lawsuit reads:
Badeaux, Tommy, New Orleans Saints Ticket Holders, New Orleans Saints National Fan Base a/k/a the Who Dat Nation versus NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, et al. An observation by New Orleans attorney Duris Holmes is that the NFL’s attorney is usually the same attorney retained by the Bensons and the Saints football team. A Writ of Mandamus was also filed, “a writ directing a public officer or a corporation or an officer thereof to perform” certain duties. That duty for a corporation includes, “the performance of other duties required by the corporate charter or bylaws,” as explained by leading attorney Duris Holmes via social media.

McMain’s “Bear Season” banner becomes target for thieves

The Uptown high school’s tradition of roasting the Saints opponents on massive student-made banners usually ensures a grin for Claiborne Avenue drivers during football season, but apparently a thief had other plans for this week’s gag at Chicago’s expense, according to Theories in an unusually worthwhile comment section range from disgruntled university students from the area to overzealous Saints fans planning to appropriate the image inside the Superdome.

Neighborhoods reschedule tonight’s meetings around Saints

The Irish Channel and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhood associations are both pushing their regularly scheduled monthly meetings back a week to accommodate the Saints season opener. The Irish Channel association will hold its general meeting and annual elections at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Irish Channel Christian Fellowship, 819 First Street. Guest speakers will include Sgt. Yolanda Jenkins of the NOPD Sixth District, who will explain how to start a neighborhood watch program, and Historic District Landmarks Commission member Gregg Hackenberg, who will give an overview of the commission.

Where will you watch the Saints in the playoffs?

As the Saints make their way through the postseason, we want to know the best places in Uptown New Orleans to cheer them on. All season, has covered their games at some of the great Uptown neighborhood bars. We’re doubling down for the playoffs, shooting the first and second halves in two different locations, but we’re looking for suggestions on where to go. Should we return to some of the locations we’ve already been? Do you have a favorite we’ve missed?