Angered at the situation involving her husband and the team many say wants to trade him, Saints running back Darren Sproles’ wife apparently got on her Instagram social media account and lashed out at New Orleans’ front office.
An account associated with Michel Sproles published a long, profanity-laced message Wednesday that said God “will have the last say” about how the Saints have treated her husband.
After the message drew dozens of comments, there was another post that said the purpose of the previous one was to see whether such “drama & negativity” would attract more of a reaction than the inspirational and holy quotes often found on the account.
The messages appeared a day after Darren Sproles led folks to believe he had been kept in the dark about his own status. There have been reports the Saints planned to release him; but then there were reports that about a third of the NFL was interested in seeking a trade for him, and New Orleans was exploring its options.
Sproles bid farewell to New Orleans via Twitter on Friday. On Tuesday, he got back on Twitter; quoted an ESPN report about the interest in a trade for him; said, “Wow!” — and concluded, “The stuff u find out on Twitter.”
On Wednesday, he indicated he didn’t want to be traded because he’d prefer to be in control of his playing future.
“I want to get released,” Sproles told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “I don’t know where they would send me because I have no control over it, and I want to be able to pick.
“The good thing is none of the teams I’m told they’re talking to are terrible.”
Shortly after joining the Saints in free agency in 2011, Sproles set an NFL single-season record with 2,696 all-purpose yards as New Orleans got to the divisional round of the playoffs. But his production dropped substantially in each of the next two campaigns, and the Saints would save $3.5 million in cap space if they unloaded his contract.