Kyle Turley Band performs Saturday

Former Saints All-Pro brings his band to Zephyr Field stage

May 11, 2011 7:15 AM

Former New Orleans Saints All-Pro lineman Kyle Turley is bringing his band to the Zephyr Field stage for a postgame concert on Saturday, May 14, when the Zephyrs face the Tacoma Rainiers at 6:00 p.m.

Turley, the Saints' first pick in the 1998 draft and an All-Pro selection in 2000, also played with the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs during his 10-year career.

But he is perhaps most famous for an incident at the Louisiana Superdome in 2001, when, while trying to protect Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks, he ripped the helmet off New York Jets defensive back Damien Robinson and flung it across the turf.

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the incident, Turley will be participating in a special "helmet tossing" competition, where Turley will compete on the field with one lucky fan to see who can throw a helmet the furthest.

After the game, Turley will be performing on the Zatarains Stage with his band. His debut album, "Anger Management," was released last year, with part of the proceeds from the album going to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization established to provide financial assistance and coordinate social services to dire need retired NFL players.

For tickets, or for more information, contact the Zephyrs box office at (504) 734-5155, or visit any Ticketmaster location.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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