bRees HAuLs off 4 espYs

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING - — Com­piled from wire ser­vices

Drew Brees

was the big win­ner at the ESPY Awards in Los An­ge­les, col­lect­ing four tro­phies, in­clud­ing male ath­lete of the year, late Wed­nes­day.

The New Or­leans Saints quar­ter­back from Austin also won best cham­pi­onship per­for­mance, NFL player and shared the team award with his Su­per Bowl cham­pion col­leagues.

Brees was cho­sen male

ath­lete over Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Jim­mie John­son and Al­bert Pu­jols. All but James picked up tro­phies in other cat­e­gories.

“I’d also like to thank the Who Dat nation,” Brees said. “We love you.”

Gold medal-win­ning skier Lind­sey Vonn won fe­male ath­lete of the year hon­ors dur­ing the show hosted by “Satur­day Night Live” comic Seth Mey­ers.

Lan­don Dono­van of the U.S. na­tional soc­cer team picked up three tro­phies. Mey­ers worked some jokes about Tiger

Woods’ sex scan­dal into his mono­logue. “We all know which free agent is mak­ing the most money this sum­mer — Elin

Norde­gren,” he said, re­fer­ring to the golfer’s es­tranged wife.

“Ev­ery­one, give it up for Tiger Woods, if you haven’t al­ready,” Mey­ers said, draw­ing one of his biggest laughs.

Drew Brees

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