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Outside The Lines Says Suspended Saints GM Mickey Loomis Had Listening Devices to Eavesdrop on Opponents

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis has already been suspended 8 games in the 2012 season for his role as general manager in failing to control and eliminate the bounty program. Now, ESPN’s Outside The Lines is reporting that, prior to Hurricane Katrina, Mickey Loomis had a device in his luxury suite that allowed him to listen to opposing coaches.

According to the story, the device was originally installed by GM Randy Mueller to be able to listen to his own coaches, but was then altered after Mickey Loomis became GM in 2002, giving him the ability to listen to opposing coaches. It is not known whether he actually used it, but the capability was there until changes were made following the lost Hurricane Katrina season in 2005.

The league said it was unaware of these allegations, but you can bet they will be looking into them now. Eavesdropping would be a clear violation of league rules, and Loomis could also face criminal charges, though as the story lays out, the statute of limitations may have run so long as no further action occurred after 2005.

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