The image of the New Orleans Saints was deeply tarnished by the “bounty” scandal that recently led to the one-year suspension of head coach Sean Payton. The Saints are in the doldrums, and rightfully so. In a recent report on the nine most damaged brands in America, the New Orleans Saints came in third place.
Just when fans thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. ESPN reports tonight that the Saints general manager may be in hot water as well. Here’s the lede:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told Friday that New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that had been secretly re-wired to enable him to eavesdrop on visiting coaching staffs for nearly three NFL seasons, “Outside the Lines” has learned.
Who knows if these allegations will prove to be true. In any case, this is bad press for a ball team that doesn’t need any more bad press. Read the rest here.