Report: Saints GM Mickey Loomis Could Eavesdrop On Opposing Coaches
ESPN Outside The Lines reports that New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device set up in the Superdome that gave him the ability to eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for three seasons.
According to the report, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisiana was informed of the allegations against the Saints general manager late last week. It is believed that Loomis had the ability to listen to private conversations of the opposing team’s coaching staff for most of the 2002 season, and all of the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
According to ESPN, such actions could not only violate NFL rules, but also federal communications laws.