(NEW ORLEANS) — Louisiana State Police investigators have found no evidence that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis set up Superdome wiring so opposing coaches’ radio communications could be heard.
“This has been an intensive investigation, and after numerous interviews we have determined that there is no evidence that state laws have been violated,” State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Monday. “This is based on what we know today. If any new allegations would come up we would certainly pursue that.”
“This is not anything to do with the FBI or the U.S. Attorney’s office. We find out whether or not there’s any evidence to show criminal wrongdoing and base it on state law,” he continued.
Both the FBI and state police investigators have been working together since reports of eavesdropping allegations came up in April.
Edmonson met with Saints owner Tom Benson to tell him the news on Monday. Edmonson said Benson “was happy, of course,” when he received the latest investigations.
“We found no corroborating evidence that Mickey Loomis or anybody in the Saints was engaged in wiretapping or eavesdropping,” Edmonson said.
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