President Barack Obama praises Saints

Updated: August 9, 2010, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- It took one shout of "Who Dat!" to get the celebration started in the White House on Monday as President Barack Obama saluted the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

The band played "When the Saints Go Marching In" as team members came in smiling to cheers and shouts for quarterback Drew Brees. Team owner Tom Benson pumped his fist in the air, flashing a Super Bowl yellow-gold diamond ring.

Obama congratulated the team, owner and coaches in an East Room ceremony. ...

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