Petition calls for Bush to lead Saints with a bat

New Orleans Saints fans have been signing an online petition to see a former Saints player run onto the field Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Reggie Bush, former New Orleans Saints running back announced his retirement from professional football last weekend, saying he hoped for a return to New Orleans so he can make it official at the place where his career started.

That has many fans calling for him to come back this weekend on Christmas Eve for the NFC South showdown against the Falcons.

Bush led the Saints onto the field before a January 2010 playoff game while carrying a baseball bat that represented how the team wanted to "bring the wood" against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Saints won that afternoon. That same year, they also won the Super Bowl.

Would you like to see Reggie run on the field with a bat for Sunday's game?

Photo: Reggie Bush leads the Saints onto the field with a baseball bat before a playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Louisiana Superdome on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. ( | The Times-Picayune file photo by John McCusker)

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