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Louisiana State Police Now Investigating Wiretapping Charges Against N.O.Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis


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State Police are now assisting the FBI in their investigation of wiretapping charges against New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis.

In an ESPN article Monday, sources familiar with Saints game-day operations accused Loomis of using an electronic device in his suite at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to spy on opposing coaches between the 2002 to 2004 seasons.

LSP commander Colonel Mike Edmonson says he’s taking the charges seriously. Edmonson says under current Louisiana law, wiretaps have to be approved by a judge. Edmonson says he has not spoken directly with the NFL.

Some speculate that such an incident may be hard to prove legally since it allegedly happened eight years ago. Edmonson says if a law was broken, timetables are irrelevant.

The Saints organization quickly responded to the report by saying the eavesdropping allegations were “1000% percent false.”Interim Head Coach Joe Vitt held a press conference Tuesday afternoon and said the allegations against Loomis are ludicrous and out of an episode of Star Wars. Loomis denied the allegations himself in a tweet to FOX Sports Reporter Jay Glazer.

Loomis has already been suspended for the first eight games of the 2012-2013 season for his role in “bountygate.”

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