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Egg-gate hatches investigation at Atlanta airport


Broken eggs

Jasper James

On Wednesday night, the Saints’ team buses was pelted with eggs at the airport in Atlanta. On Thursday, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport said they’re investigating the incident -- and that airport workers may be innocent.

“As the charter buses were leaving the airport, they passed by a parking area, the new Cell Phone Parking lot, where the egg throwing incident occurred,” a spokesman for Atlanta’s Aircraft Service International Group told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The eggs were thrown by people other than airport employees from an area outside of the ramp.”

As we hear it, the investigation could center on a food vendor who entered the tarmac area. (That would explain the presence of eggs.)

Either way, eggs were thrown. Whether it was an airport employee or a vendor or a fan or a second egger on a grassy knoll, those who did it eventually will have, yes, egg on their face.

UPDATE 6:37 p.m. ET: We’re told that the Saints dispute the account from the spokesman, and that the eggs hit the buses before they even began to roll.