Saints’ Coleman arrested for simple battery

New Orleans Saints rookie linebacker Harry Coleman is facing

simple battery charges stemming from an arrest over the


St. Mary Parish authorities say records show that Coleman was

arrested early Sunday morning by police with the Chitimacha Tribe

of Louisiana and was released soon after.

Details surrounding his arrest are unclear. A woman taking calls

at the Chitimacha Police Department says only the chief can discuss

it and he did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages.

Saints head coach Sean Payton says Coleman’s status with the

team is unchanged at this time.

Coleman, a standout at LSU, signed with New Orleans as an

undrafted free agent in late April.