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New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Is Hiring
The Huffington Post | May 31, 2012 | 10:10 AM EDT

Who dat sayin' they want to run my startup?

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has announced that he's starting a business and is on the hunt for a CEO to run it.

Brees' business, a lifestyle clothing company for men and women of all ages, will sell apparel that "carries the spirit of New Orleans," the 33-year old Pro Bowl quarterback said in an interview with The Huffington Post.

The startup, launching in The Big Easy in fall 2012, will be a for-profit venture with a charitable component aimed at rejuvenating the city.

Brees said he thought up the idea for a clothing line that symbolizes New Orleans after he and his teammates printed and sold T-shirts with the team's "Finish Strong" mantra leading up to the Saints' Superbowl victory in early 2010. The charitable project made headlines when it sold 40,000 shirts in less than a week, breaking local T-shirt sales records.

The Saints' captain eventually plugged himself into the New Orleans startup scene with the help of The Idea Village, a local non-profit business incubator that connected him with a team of MBA students from Harvard who hashed out a business plan for his own line of apparel.

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