Explanation: Wow. This may go down as the single worst off-season for any team in NFL history. Actually, maybe the worst in the history of all sports. I especially feel sorry for Drew Brees because A) he's from Texas and B) this occurred before he was even on the team (he joined in 2006). In a nutshell, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was informed of the allegations and the FBI has decided to move forward with the investigation. If proven to be true, the Saints may potentially face violations of NFL rules as well as it being a federal crime. The 1986 ECPA document, aka Electronic Communications Privacy Act, prohibited any persons from intercepting communications from another using electronic or mechanical devices.
Strictly speaking football, this would have allowed the Saints to know what plays were being called, what schemes were being ran, etc. Add to the fact that Loomis's executive suite was on the ground floor, located next to the Saints' bench and coaching staff? Again, wow.
On the other hand, if the story is fabricated and proven to be untrue, ESPN should give themselves a fine and fire some people. The guys at the top have been pretty sloppy in recent months to say the least.
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