Ex-Saints Coach Jim Haslett Denies Eavesdropping Allegations

The New Orleans Saints might very well be having one of the very worst offseasons in NFL history. Following the revelations of "Bountygate" that led to the season-long suspension of head coach Sean Payton, as well as numerous other fines and suspensions, a report on Monday alleged that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had a device set up to eavesdrop on opposing teams' coaches during games at the Superdome.

Doug Tatum of the Times-Picayune reports that former Saints coach Jim Haslett has gone on the record in support of Loomis. Haslett was the New Orleans head coach during the period in question and now works for the Washington Redskins. Here is his statement:

"At no time during my tenure as head coach with the New Orleans Saints did Mickey (Loomis) and I discuss monitoring opposing team coaches communication, nor did I have any knowledge of this. To my knowledge this concept was never discussed or utilized."

Although Haslett was quick to go on the record, these remain very serious allegations.

For all news and information regarding the New Orleans Saints, including the latest developments on these eavesdropping allegations, please visit Canal Street Chronicles.

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