Errant voicemail revealed alleged plot to ambush ex-Saints coordinator Rob Ryan. He was wrapping up his third and final preseason with the New Orleans Saints last year when a federal worker received a strange tip on her voicemail.
This quote is the best part of this whole story ...
"He ain't like Lil Wayne. He just a ... football coach. ... Defensive coordinator of the Saints. He don't have no bodyguards ... in front his house."
No, he is not Lil Wayne. I would have figured the plot was hatched by someone from Who Dat Nation fed up with Ryan's defenses costing the team so many wins.
Weezy could probably coach a better defense.
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