Originally written April 24, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
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Jim Haslett was the head coach during the period that ESPN claims that the New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his suite in the Superdome that allowed him to eavesdrop on opposing teams. Now if those allegations were true, one would think that Haslett would know about the device because such a device would benefit him the most. And since the Saints could only muster a 25-23 record overall and 12-12 record in the Superdome over that period, the alleged device seemingly didn’t have any benefit at all.But all that is besides the point according to Haslett because he denies that monitoring opposing teams ever happened. And if it did, he never knew about it. Which wouldn’t make much sense at all.“At no time during my tenure as head coach with the New Orleans Saints did Mickey (Loomis) and I discuss monitoring opposing team coaches communication, nor did I have any knowledge of this. To my knowledge this concept was never discussed or utilized.”Haslett could be...
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  • Considering the fact that Mickey Loomis, Jim Haslett (head coach of the Saints at the time) and the Saints defensive coordinator at the time have both denied knowledge of and/or the use of any "listening device", ESPN owes the NFL, NFL fans,and the Saints a complete explanation of why they believed the story (that someone gave them about Mickey Loomis having a listening device that he used to gleen information from visiting head coaches)to be credible. It seems like to me that ESPN has been played for a fool at the least or that ESPN conspired with their source to try to inflict a much damage on the Saints and Mickey Loomis days before the NFL draft. The timing of the release of this story has to raise more than a few eyebrows. Someone should look into what ESPN knew, when ESPN knew it, and how they came across this information. It seems unbelieveable that ESPN would not have fleshed out this story before releasing it (maybe by checking with Mickey Loomis or Tom Benson or Jim Haslett)! Seems incredibly irresponsible t me. However, all is not lost for ESPN. I'm sure some other disgruntled ex-Saints employee or player will come forward to allege that the entire management of the New Orleans Saints has been involved in betting on NFL games or point-shaving or dog-fighting or ****-fighting or voo-doo or satan-worship or etc., etc. I just hope that ESPN can be patient and wait until after the draft before they release their "FINDINGS", so that we can have a peaceful weekend this week.
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