Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/4/12

There is still much work to be done, but federal sources told The Sports Xchange this week that it might be difficult, although not yet deemed impossible, for investigators to uncover any substantial evidence against New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis in the ongoing "eavesdropping" case that was initiated by a state police and FBI task force.

A federal source not directly involved in the case, but familiar with the charges and the work accomplished to this point, said that it "might be problematic" for the evidence to rise to the level necessary to bring action against the general manager.

As a matter of course, federal authorities typically do not bring charges unless the evidence is solid enough to provide them a strong case of conviction. It is not known how the state police, who according to Louisiana law have jurisdiction any wiretap-related situations in the state, operate.

Loomis, of course, has denied the existence of a mechanism that allegedly allowed him to monitor the game-day transmissions of opponent coaches.

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