I wish Saints coach Sean Payton had commented. Perhaps he would have clued us in as to what league USA Today is referring to in this article.
The Saints apologized to “the NFL and the league.” What league? The League of Women Voters? The Ivy League? The Justice League of America? The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? My over-35, Tuesday-night softball league? I imagine it’s none of these groups.
The league in question is the National Football League, which makes this sentence redundant. It’s off by a mile. Heck, it’s off by 2.4 to 4.6 miles*.
* league n any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 miles