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Saints GM Eavesdropped On Opposing Coaches, According To Report

Things have officially gone from bad to worse in New Orleans, as a new report from ESPN's "Outside The Lines" states that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has employed a device in his Superdome suite for three seasons that enabled him to secretly listen in to conversations between visiting coaches during games.

The report indicates that a listening device was originally installed in the general mangager suite prior to Loomis' arrival in New Orleans, but was used by previous general manager Randy Mueller solely as a means to communicate with the Saints coaching staff, without any access to opposing coaches.

A spokesperson from the Saints denied the report about Loomis, saying, "This is 1,000 percent false. This is 1,000 percent inaccurate."

Given what has transpired this offseason, these allegations-true or false-are not welcomed news to the Saints organization. The NFL was not previously aware of the accusations, and it is unclear how the league will address this issue.

We can only be sure that it will take them very seriously, and further punishment could follow should the league corroborate the findings.

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