Originally written January 15, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
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Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley believed that his cell phone was tapped and numerous rooms in the teams facility had been bugged in order to listen in on conversations that went on between team personnel. The scary part is that Haley isn’t the only one that’s felt this way. “When you’re mentally abused, you eventually lose it, too,” one former longtime Chiefs executive said via the Kansas City Star. Since Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli took over in 2009,  many front office employees have been living in fear of their jobs because of the massive turnover in staff. Chiefs CEO and chairman Clark Hunt doesn’t believe that the Chiefs are a difficult organization to work for. “We needed a culture that pursued excellence,” he said. “One that valued honesty and integrity, one where the employees would be held accountable.” Over the past few years more then half the work force has been replaced and the majority of senior members are no longer around. “The level of paranoia was probably the highest that I had ever seen it anywhere,” another former high-ranking staffer said. “… If you make the wrong step, you might not be able to pay your mortgage.”
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