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WhoDat!656 04-26-2012 09:32 PM

Tim Landry, former sound & electrician for Saints, named as source
 
Multiple sources, including those close to the Saints and the Superdome, tell FOX 8 News a former sound and electrical worker for the Saints, Tim Landry, is the initial source who told ESPN's John Barr that Mickey Loomis' Superdome box had been secretly re-wired to listen in on visiting teams' coaching staffs.

We went by three homes owned by Landry or his wife on the North Shore -- he was never there. When reached by phone, Landry told us he had no comment, saying, "There's nothing to say about it... keep me out of it."

Sources say ESPN's investigation of the Saints started with phone calls from reporter John Barr to a number of people with current and former ties to the Saints. Former WWL radio reporter Kenny Wilkerson confirms to FOX 8 News that Barr called him, looking for information on Sean Payton. Wilkerson tells us he gave Barr phone numbers for a number of people, including Tim Landry.

Our multiple sources say Landry told Barr about the alleged rewiring. If true, legal experts say Loomis may have broken federal law. However, legal experts also say that ESPN's source, Tim Landry, may have admitted he broke the law himself by being involved in the alleged rewiring.

Is Landry telling the truth? Through our investigation, we haven't been able to prove it. Some of the people we spoke with say Landry did not provide ESPN with any evidence, other than his word that the re-wiring happened. Our sources say the ESPN report relied on two or three unnamed sources, one of which we have now identified as Tim Landry. Also through our investigation, a person close to Landry told us one other ESPN source worked with Landry.

A source says the FBI does not have a full-scale investigation going on, but has started asking questions. This week, sources say they have interviewed Kenny Wilkerson and former Saints security director Geoff Santini. We have not been able to determine if they have interviewed Tim Landry yet.

What we have found out is that the Saints terminated Landry in 2007. Sources close to the team and the Superdome say the Saints accused Landry of using their equipment for non-team events, and they found that he gave them improper billings. After those findings, the Saints fired Landry from his contract job.

So, according to our sources, the ESPN report is based on the word of a former Saints contract employee who was fired, and possibly one or two people who worked with that contract employee, Tim Landry -- and none were able to provide proof, other than their word, that Loomis and Landry may have committed a federal crime.

The Saints say they would have no comment on our story.

We do think it's important to address one more thing: the fact that Tom Benson, the owner of the Saints, also owns this TV station.

Mr. Benson, nor any Saints employee, asked or requested FOX 8 News to look into ESPN's report.

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|Mitch| 04-26-2012 09:40 PM

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What we have found out is that the Saints terminated Landry in 2007. Sources close to the team and the Superdome say the Saints accused Landry of using their equipment for non-team events, and they found that he gave them improper billings. After those findings, the Saints fired Landry from his contract job.
Looks like just another pissed off ex-employee... :doh:

WhoDat!656 04-26-2012 09:43 PM

That a$$-clown better know that ESPN will throw him under the bus when the Saints pull the roof down on their head.

saintfan 04-26-2012 09:47 PM

This Landry fellow should consider moving to Canada, but somebody in New Orleans might make him wish he kept his trap shut...

SaintsBro 04-26-2012 09:53 PM

I freaking KNEW in my gut that Kenny Wilkerson had to be involved in this mess somewhere (but not actually involved in it, if you get my drift). What an idiot.

papz 04-26-2012 09:53 PM

He might as well pack his bags and move out of state. This situation is going to be like that guy in Chicago years ago that interfered with Moises Alou trying to catch that foul ball at Wrigley. He won't be able to show his face anywhere any more. Stupid stupid stupid.

All little common sense goes a long way.

saintfan 04-26-2012 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 400889)
He might as well pack his bags and move out of state. This situation is going to be like that guy in Chicago years ago that interfered with Moises Alou trying to catch that foul ball at Wrigley. He won't be able to show his face anywhere any more. Stupid stupid stupid.

All little common sense goes a long way.

Yep. How stupid could somebody be? Refresh my memory. Isn't wilkerson the guy that got banned from the Saints facilities?

papz 04-26-2012 10:04 PM

Yea I believe he was leaking information or something like that.

saintfan 04-26-2012 10:14 PM

Yeah yeah, he had some 'insider' - an equipment manager or something (?) leaking him team info and he was giving it to SR dot com...

So a little digging and Wilkerson thinks Sean got him fired...and he's the guy that leaked that Drew had a bum knee and needed surgery? Oh my this is about to get way interesting. LOL

Luda34 04-26-2012 10:26 PM

Group guys let get him


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