Going long with Brees' deep threat

Saints' success runs through quiet Colston, their bargain-basement star

Updated: December 3, 2009, 1:55 AM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN The Magazine

METAIRIE, La. -- Marques Colston was riding shotgun with his business manager Mike Harris behind the wheel last winter when Harris turned to Colston.

"I have a surprise for you," Harris told him. "We're heading to a gospel [music] awards show and you're going to present an award."

Colston's face went blank as he shook his head, immediately turned off by the idea.

"You know I wouldn't want to do that," he reminded Harris, in case the manager had forgotten that ...

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