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Report: Rob Ryan was targeted in string of New Orleans robberies last year

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Two men now jailed for a string of armed robberies and attempted murder in New Orleans at one time targeted former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday.

The story includes some strange details and says that police informed Ryan of the threats after a federal worker received a voicemail intended for someone else that described Ryan as a target.

“He ain’t like [rapper] Lil Wayne,” the person leaving the voicemail said, according to a court document. “He just a …football coach…defensive coordinator of the Saints. He don’t have no bodyguards.”

They were right. Big Rob is no Lil Wayne.

A police car was placed in front of Ryan’s house for a time, the story said. One of the men involved was arrested last November on charges that included conspiracy to commit murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Another suspect was arrested last month.

Though a grand jury did not indict the two men on specific charges involving Ryan, they were part of a broader indictment last month in which eight men were accused of conspiring to stage a string of high-profile robberies at bars and restaurants last year in the Uptown section of New Orleans.

Ryan now works under his twin brother, Rex, with the Bills.

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23 Responses to “Report: Rob Ryan was targeted in string of New Orleans robberies last year”
  1. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 6, 2016 9:49 PM

    Great town!

  2. thepftpoetinreverse says: Sep 6, 2016 9:49 PM

    Well, at least they would have never robbed him of his dignity… That’s since been loooooong gone.

  3. bjwbrown2011 says: Sep 6, 2016 9:52 PM

    So that’s what happened to the Saints Defence…

  4. blackcatnfl says: Sep 6, 2016 9:55 PM

    I am an eye witness that Rob Ryan’s defenses were robbed of TDs every week last season until he was fired!

  5. bigotshamer says: Sep 6, 2016 10:01 PM

    Rex and his brother have robbed NFL owners out of millions. Still, they ain’t got be need no bodyguards.

  6. porkchopmoon says: Sep 6, 2016 10:18 PM

    He would’ve been an easy target in the drive-up lane at Wendy’s…

  7. NYCTourGuy (Bucs fan) says: Sep 6, 2016 10:20 PM

    Does New Orleans allow concealed carry? That would be the only way I’d stay if I heard news like that.

  8. buccaboo says: Sep 6, 2016 10:20 PM

    That city is bad news

  9. gotcaughtcheating says: Sep 6, 2016 10:52 PM

    Keep it classy in the Big Easy

  10. randyb13 says: Sep 6, 2016 10:52 PM

    They sure weren’t after his defensive playbook

  11. MurdochMysteries says: Sep 6, 2016 11:13 PM

    After what New Orleans did to retired DE Will smith, i’m glad he got out of there with his life.

  12. canadianbillsfan says: Sep 6, 2016 11:15 PM

    Well I guess we now know why Rob has been living in his office with the Bills: it’s safer than his house in New Orleans was.

  13. therealraider says: Sep 6, 2016 11:29 PM

    New Orleans is ghetto. Water is wet.

  14. hosmachine says: Sep 6, 2016 11:47 PM

    I thought this article was going to be about how he robbed the saints for his paycheck every week.

  15. cuzzinjoey says: Sep 7, 2016 1:08 AM

    He was outta there in like 5 minutes

  16. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Sep 7, 2016 4:08 AM

    New Orleans is just as dark and dangerous as Detroit or Chicago, both Democratic led S-holes. Be advised or stay away.

  17. skoobyfl says: Sep 7, 2016 4:56 AM

    They didn’t get away with food from his house.

  18. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 7, 2016 5:33 AM

    If the brain trust of your criminal orginization is leaving voicemail’s on random wrong numbers. Seek honest work. Literally thousands of stories a day where if they put half the effort into being a contributing member of society they’d do alright. Not everyone’s cut out to be a shot calla.

  19. harrietknutczak says: Sep 7, 2016 8:02 AM

    They were obviously after the mythical pot of gold he hides in his tummy!

  20. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 7, 2016 9:26 AM

    What is the problem, Rob stole from the Saints.
    He was getting paid while giving nothing!

  21. surfinbird1 says: Sep 7, 2016 9:46 AM

    They stole the jar he keeps his haircut money in.

  22. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Sep 7, 2016 10:14 AM

    “Ryan now works under his twin brother, Rex, with the Bills.”

    Where the only robbing going on is when they pick up their paychecks…

  23. nookers says: Sep 8, 2016 12:28 PM

    Drew Brees should give some of that $45 million back to the city that made him rich.

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