NEW ORLEANS—Wide receiver Joe Horn is back in black and gold, and his feud with his former coach is history.
Horn was announced today as this year's inductee into the Saints Hall of Fame. Horn was the unanimous choice of a media selection committee.
Sean Payton didn't want him around.
But, Horn's tuned has changed after he was embraced by Payton at Monday's Saints Hall of Fame golf tournament in Kenner. Horn and Payton then spoke for several minutes. Horn said, "I didn't expect it. I didn't hear let's talk one on one and kill this. He was humble and I embraced that." Added Horn, "the man won a Super Bowl here. He made a lot of fans happy. He did what he needed to do, and I respect that."
Saints equipment manager Dan Simmons and his trusted assistant Silky Powell will join the Hall of Fame as its Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis award winners. They are the two longest tenured Saints employees. Simmons joined the Saints in 1973. Powell followed two years later.