Found April 23, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
As if the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal wasn’t enough, now John Barr of ESPN’s Outside the Lines has uncovered some evidence that indicates general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that had been secretly re-wired so he could listen in on opposing coaches for about three years. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was informed of the evidence on Friday, according to Outside the Lines. Sources of Outside the Lines have told them that Loomis had the ability to listen in for most of the 2002 season, which was his first as the Saints general manager. He also had the opportunity to listen in during the entire 2003 and 2004 seasons. If these allegations against Loomis are in fact true, he would be in violation of NFL rules and could be charged with a federal crime as well, since it would be in violation of the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). “This is 1,000 percent false. This is 1,000 percent inaccurate,” said Saints vice president of communications Greg Bensel.

Saints to seek legal recourse against ESPN for Loomis report

According to WWLTV in New Orleans, the Saints plan on seeking legal recourse against ESPN after they released a story that stated that general manager Mickey Loomis had the ability to listen in on opposing coaches. “This report is 1000% false, completely inaccurate, we asked ESPN to provide us evidence to support their allegations and they refused. The Team and Mickey are seeking...

Looms 'angry' over wiretapping scandal

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says he's ''angry'' about allegations that his Superdome booth was wired so he could eavesdrop on opposing coaches radio conversations. Loomis says he has a clear conscience and welcomes a joint investigation by Louisiana state police and the FBI. Loomis also says he understands that Drew Brees' next contract will be...

Saints GM Mickey Loomis reportedly could listen to opposing teams’ radio communications from ’02-’04

As if the Saints weren’t already in enough trouble for running a bounty program under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, their GM is now facing charges of spying on opposing teams’ radio communications. “Outside the Lines” reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told last week that Saints GM Mickey Loomis had the opposing...

Louisiana state police, FBI moving ahead with Saints probe

A joint task force combining the efforts of the Louisiana state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is moving ahead with a probe into allegations that New Orleans Saints manager Mickey Loomis illegally eavesdropped on electronic communications of opposing teams at the Superdome from 2002 to 2004.  The explosive claims were made public yesterday on ESPN after it was revealed...

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ESPN report: Saints GM eavesdropped on opponents

((ht: LoomisHmmmm...this could be interesting. It could be a bombshell or it could be an embarrassment to someone depending on whom you believe.Monday afternoon, ESPN revealed a report on its "Long-Form" investigative show "Outside the Lines" that said New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had audio from opposing teams communications...

State police looking into Saints

A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches. State police Col. Mike Edmonson confirmed the joint effort Tuesday after discussing the matter with Dave Welker, special agent in charge at the FBI's New Orleans...

Saints' Bugging Allegations Worse Than Patriots' Spygate Scandal From Competitive Balance Perspective

If proven true, the newest allegations against the Saints should be considered a much harsher crime than the Patriots' Spygate scandal. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is being investigated for allegedly using an electronic device to listen to opposing coaches during games from 2002 to 2004, according to ESPN. The Saints have vehemently denied the claims, but the report...

ESPN walks a dangerous tightrope with Mickey Loomis wiretapping report

As ESPN dropped another bombshell on the New Orleans Saints Monday with their report that GM Mickey Loomis had a secret listening device installed at the Superdome from 2002-2004 to spy on opposing coaches, it was met with immediate pushback from a wide variety of sources.  That pushback and the gravity of ESPN's report is of massive importance.  Regardless of any possible...

The New Orleans Saints may have another major scandal at hand

What an awful bunch of thugs. This is a game, not life. The heinous triumvirate of Sean Payton, Gregg Williams, and Mickey Loomis are possibly the three lowest figures in recent NFL memory. They make incarcerated WR Rae Carruth look decent. They make WR Matt Jones look sober. Hell, they may have even outdone O.J. Simpson. Ok, nobody died here, but what America is witnessing is quite...

Panthers’ Steve Smith: Saints player admitted he targeted me

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said a Saints player targeted him as part of the team’s bounty program. But, in this case, there was a different twist to the program — the player would have been fined instead of cashing in on the hit. "I actually had an altercation with a (Saints player) who told me firsthand," Smith said. "I was going out of bounds...
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