A Louisiana man who apparently took his loyalty to the New Orleans Saints too seriously, was sentenced this week to five years in prison for stealing a newborn calf from a farm and beating it to death with a shovel after the Saints lost last season to the Dallas Cowboys.
David J. LeBlanc Jr., who did the fatal beating at a party at a parking lot, was one of four men convicted in the case. The others stood by and watched, the Associate Press reported.
Because he said he told the truth to investigators, LeBlanc said he expected a lighter sentence than the others who got probation. But the judge said no way. District Judge Martin Coady said LeBlanc used "a dangerous weapon" to inflict a "painful death" of the defenseless animal, the Associated Press reported.
-- Lance Murray