State police do not find evidence Mickey Looms did wiretapping

The New Orleans Saints have won one for a change.

Louisiana State Police announced today that they have found no evidence Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had rigged his private booth in the Superdome to listen to visiting coaches’ audio.

ESPN reported in April that there were allegations Loomis had rigged his box to overhear the visitors, a serious complaint of activities that allegedly happened last decade.

“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 after meeting with Saints owner Tom Benson, according to the Associated Press.

“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."

Edmonson would not comment on possible work that has been conducted by the FBI in the matter. Benson hired former FBI director Louis Freeh and his firm to look into the matters.

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