New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis In More Hot Water In Eavesdropping Scandal
The New Orleans Saints have been hit hard lately, and it's apparently not over yet. General Manager Mickey Loomis has been the GM since the 2002 season, and according to an inside source, he had his suite rewired so that he could eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for 3 seasons. WHEN IS IT GOING TO END!?!?!? Check out more on this story after the jump.
According to ESPN.com:
"Sources familiar with Saints game-day operations told "Outside the Lines" that Loomis, who faces an eight-game suspension from the NFL for his role in the recent bounty scandal, had the ability to secretly listen for most of the 2002 season, his first as general manager of the Saints, and all of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The sources spoke with "Outside the Lines" under the condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals from members of the Saints organization.
Jim Letten, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, acknowledged being told of the allegations Friday and has briefed the FBI in New Orleans about Loomis' alleged activity, according to sources. If proven, the allegations could be both a violation of NFL rules and potentially a federal crime, according to legal sources. The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 prohibits any person from intercepting communications from another person using an electronic or mechanical device."
The Saints Vice President of Communications, Greg Bensel, chimed in on behalf of Loomis and the Saints:
"This is 1,000 percent false. This is 1,000 percent inaccurate."
Who do you believe??? When's it gonna end??? Can we just get all this crap over with and play some friggin football???