In a story that seems too good to be true, but, alas, is documented in the New Orleans Advocate, someone allegedly using voicemail to set up a plan to rob then-Saints assistant coach Rob Ryan at his home mistakenly left the message on the voicemail of a federal employee.
Rob Ryan was wrapping up his third and final preseason with the New Orleans Saints last year when a federal worker received a strange tip on her voicemail about the team’s colorful defensive coordinator: Someone who apparently had dialed the wrong number let her know that Ryan seemed like an easy target for an ambush.
“He don’t got no security,” said a garbled voice, according to a court document obtained by The New Orleans Advocate. “He’s just a regular football coach. … He ain’t … big … like (rapper) Lil Wayne or nobody … that got bodyguards everywhere.”
So the cops started monitoring Ryan’s house while they had AT&T try to track down the alleged conspirator(s). Authorities believe Ryan was just one of many targets in a larger organized robbery conspiracy.
But what is clear is that the caller who left the voicemail needed it to be known that Rob Ryan was not at all like Lil Wayne.
When she listened to the message, she heard someone discussing what vaguely sounded like a plan to attack Ryan, now 53.
“He ain’t like Lil Wayne,” the voice said, according to the document. “He just a … football coach. … Defensive coordinator of the Saints. He don’t have no bodyguards … in front his house.”
Ryan was never robbed and has since moved to Buffalo.