Saints General Manager Eavesdropping On Coaches’ Talk In Superdome


The New Orleans Saints are denying an anonymously sourced ESPN report alleging that general manager Mickey Loomis’ booth was wired so he could listen to opposing coaches’ radio communications during games in the Superdome.

ESPN could not determine if the system was ever used.

The report on Monday’s “Outside the Lines” says Loomis would have been able to eavesdrop on opponents from 2002 to 2004.

The report says the system was disabled in 2005, when the Superdome was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel calls the report “1000 percent false.”

Bensel says the Saints and Loomis “are seeking all legal recourse” following the report.

FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne says the agency’s New Orleans office is aware of the allegations, but wouldn’t comment further.

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