For those of you who missed today’s PFT Live with Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis, you can still see it by clicking the box in the right rail of the site.
For those of you who can’t listen to anything at work due to mundane concerns like, you know, job security, here’s a quick summary of what Loomis had to say on the biggest issues currently confronting the Saints.
He flatly denied the allegation that he had the ability to eavesdrop on opposing coaching staffs from 2002 through 2004. He admitted, however, that he previously was able to listen to the Saints’ coaching staff during games.
Loomis also said that he has yet to be contacted by the state and federal authorities who reportedly are exporing the situation. He said that he will cooperate fully if/when asked. ”[Y]es, I welcome that,” Loomis said. ”I welcome an investigation because, again, it is not true.”
Loomis also did not close the door on the possibility of legal action, either against ESPN or whoever it was who made the allegation that an eavesdropping system was in place. ”We are going to explore that,” Loomis said. ”If that is available, then we will pursue it. Loomis claimed that ESPN’s John Barr had been trying to find something negative to report about the Saints since the bounty scandal was disclosed by the NFL.
As we’ve said once or twice (or more often), the situation needs to be fully investigated, and the truth needs to come out. Whatever it may be.