New Orleans Saints fans should brace for worst in "Bounty" suspensions; Loomis allegations

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September 9, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis on the field during warm ups prior to the NFL Kickoff season opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Most fans of the New Orleans Saints have tried to be optimistic in the last several months, but I suspect they might want to prepare themselves for the worst.

Not that fans shouldn’t be optimistic and look for a bright side, but lately when it comes to the Saints it’s getting harder.  Fans are still rallying around the team despite some recent events.

The latest being a report by ESPN’s “Outside the Line” that general manager Mickey Loomis allegedly had a device set up in his suite in the Mercedes Benz Super Dome from 2002-2004 that allowed him to listen in on opposing teams audio communications.

The communications were allegedly to be the game chatter that occurred on both offense and defense.  The Saints say that this was false and requested evidence from ESPN on the allegations, which ESPN reportedly refused to give.

Loomis himself has said this report is false and did not occur.  He has also hinted that he may possibly try to seek a civil suit for defamation against the ESPN Network or anyone involved in the story.

Another piano waiting to drop on fans are the impending suspensions from the “Bounty” or “pay for performance” investigation.  This morning, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen didn’t give encouraging news on that front.

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  • LI Saint

    ESPN has gone off the deep end on this one. What possible motive could they have for publicizing this with no credible proof?  We shall see where this leads. 

  • JoePetitjean

    We are talking about ESPN the same Network that with held the truth from  Penn State. for 9 years. Once again they  are doing the same thing..All they care about is ratings and not the person are team they are hurting. Were is the proof? The fact is there is none to be found. 

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint ; I don’t understand why they are wanting to hurt the New Orleans Saints, I mean Tom Benson dealt with the bounty scandal. But when ESPN hit the websites with that mess man I tought my phone were broke. It was running like a copy machine it was out of control my hometown New Orleans Saints fans base
    was out of control. Can what they say be done I know it can but he wouldn’t be able to transaction it. Did Tom Benson hire attorneys to handle this mess I hope so if not man they will up his name and everything he work for this not fair. NFL are waiting on the prey to lay down but Tom Benson not going for know mess this time enough is enough.

  • LI Saint

     @larryjames836  @LI According to WWL and the Times-Picayune, the Saints are seeking legal counsel to explore possible suits against ESPN and the author of the article

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint; This want have any affect on Drew Brees contract will it. Tell a little something about contract talk on Brees