Lee Zurik of Fox 8 in New Orleans is reporting that Tim Landry is the alleged source for the allegations of listening to opposing coaches by Mickey Loomis. Zurik’s allegations are unconfirmed. Landry is a former sound and electrical worker for the Saints. According to Zurik’s report, Landry was fired in 2007 by the Saints after being accused of using team equipment for non-team events.
More interesting is how the station says that the story came about. Landry did not come forward, but was allegedly tracked down by ESPN’s John Barr as part of a sweeping investigation of people tied to the Saints organization.
Sources say ESPN’s investigation of the Saints started with phone calls from reporter John Barr to a number of people with current and former ties to the Saints. Former WWL radio reporter Kenny Wilkerson confirms to FOX 8 News that Barr called him, looking for information on Sean Payton. Wilkerson tells us he gave Barr phone numbers for a number of people, including Tim Landry.
Mickey Loomis strenuously objected to the allegations that he used listening devices to monitor opposing teams again yesterday. According to the Fox 8 story, there are 2 to 3 sources including Landry, and none provided any evidence other than their own statements. [Fox 8 Live]
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