Peter Finney: Deuce McAllister leaves behind mountain of statistics, goodwill

It was a funereal setting and the guest of honor, christened 30 years ago as Dulymus Jenod McAllister, was dressed appropriately.

In black.
For the football warrior we know as Deuce, it was a sad farewell all around.
It was there Tuesday — in the somber expression of the player, of General Manager Mickey Loomis, of coach Sean Payton.
Deuce was saying goodbye — to his teammates, to his fans, in a manner wedded to his personality.