Former Saints coach Jim Haslett denies eavesdropping accusations

Jim Haslett was the head coach during the period that ESPN claims that the New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his suite in the Superdome that allowed him to eavesdrop on opposing teams. Now if those allegations were true, one would think that Haslett would know about the device because such a device would benefit him the most. And since the Saints could only muster a 25-23 record overall and 12-12 record in the Superdome over that period, the alleged device seemingly didn’t have any benefit at all.

But all that is besides the point according to Haslett because he denies that monitoring opposing teams ever happened. And if it did, he never knew about it. Which wouldn’t make much sense at all.

“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.”

Haslett could be protecting Loomis, but with a possible federal investigation looming, why would he?

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