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tiger_bait 04-23-2012 02:49 PM

Breaking .. Another Saints Scandal
 
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New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis has been accused of using rewired lines in his Superdome suite to listen in on opposing team's communications during games from 2002-2004, according to an ESPN report Monday. The team has denied the allegation.


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New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis


Sources: New Orleans Saints' Mickey Loomis could eavesdrop on opposing coaches during home games - ESPN

The charges have been referred to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. It is unclear if Loomis' alleged actions would constitute a federal crime. However, it appears the statute of limitations on any possible state or federal violations has passed.

"I was made aware of the allegations on Friday," Letten said. "I can simply confirm that. I can't indicate anything else."

He said he was "not at liberty to say" who briefed him, or whether he alerted the FBI.

The explosive allegation is the latest to bedevil the Saints in what has surely been the most tumultuous off-season for a club in NFL history. Already reeling from a bounty scandal that led to Coach Sean Payton's suspension for the 2012 season as well as an 8 game suspension for Loomis, a 6-game suspension for Coach Joe Vitt, and the loss of draft picks and a $500,000 fine, the Saints now find themselves fending off a possible criminal investigation.

A spokesman for the NFL said the league was not aware of the allegations.

"This report is 1000 % false- completely inaccurate- we asked ESPN to provide us evidence to support thier allegations and they refused," said team spokesman Greg Bensel. "The team and Mickey are seeking all legal recourse regarding these false allegations."

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Sources: New Orleans Saints' Mickey Loomis could eavesdrop on opposing coaches during home games - ESPN

MistaBigXXL 04-23-2012 02:52 PM

I can't believe I'm watching this.

ChrisXVI 04-23-2012 02:55 PM

Oh boy... Here we go again, more controversy.

sharke 04-23-2012 02:57 PM

it keeps getting better!

CharityMike 04-23-2012 02:59 PM

WTF??? Really? They just won't quit will they.

RedWings44 04-23-2012 03:00 PM

Man, you guys can't get away from it. I feel bad for you (the fans) because you had no idea...now your season is in jeopardy. Not fair to the fans, or the players who were not associated with this (and other alligations)

UK_WhoDat 04-23-2012 03:01 PM

Bizarre to say the least. At this time, I don't believe it. I think I am in some sort of hallucination after reading too much science fiction.

I don't suppose I was trying to be a Patriot is any defense?
:confused:

W. Kovacs 04-23-2012 03:02 PM

Sweet Jesus.

Even thought the device was disabled after the 2004 season, I bet we lose another swath of draft picks. So much for being competitive for the next 10 years.

BTW, I have no idea if this is true or how to prove it one way or another but I still bet we get beaten with a metal rod because of it.

alleycat_126 04-23-2012 03:04 PM

When it rains it pours.
why are they trying to put wholes all in our umbrella!!!!!!

RedWings44 04-23-2012 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by W. Kovacs (Post 399794)
Sweet Jesus.

Even thought the device was disabled after the 2004 season, I bet we lose another swath of draft picks. So much for being competitive for the next 10 years.

BTW, I have no idea if this is true or how to prove it one way or another but I still bet we get beaten with a metal rod because of it.

You mean you guys knew about it? Or another incident in the past? Sorry, I'm not one to follow the Saints so I don't really know much about it. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the only reason I am here. I participate in the Hockey Group, so I have been here for a little while, just haven't posted in any real topics before.


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