The Freeh Group Will Investigate The Saints Next

Freeh Group International Solutions—the firm that just dumped 267 pages of dirt on Penn State—isn't done internally investigating embattled football programs. On June 8, nola.com reported Saints ownership had hired former FBI honcho Louis Freeh's consulting and investigations firm to look into two things: the bounty… » 7/12/12 7:12pm 7/12/12 7:12pm

Was This Former Saints Electrician The Source For ESPN's Wiretapping…

FOX8 in New Orleans claims to have identified ESPN's source for the Mickey Loomis wiretapping story, and if they're right, it wasn't anyone intimately connected with football operations. Instead, FOX8 (a station owned by Saints owner Tom Benson) claims it was Tim Landry, a sound and electrical worker who was fired by… » 4/27/12 11:40am 4/27/12 11:40am

The Saints Couldn't Have Benefited From Wiretapping? Really?

There are plenty of very good reasons to question ESPN's report that Saints GM Mickey Loomis was able to eavesdrop on opposing coaches during the first three seasons of his tenure. There's the lack of a named source. The dearth of evidence beyond said unnamed sources. The fact that it happened seven years ago and is… » 4/24/12 3:50pm 4/24/12 3:50pm

Look On The Bright Side: The Saints Just Saved $10 Million

The NFL has come down hard on the Saints for their role in running a bounty program, and it's not cheap: the team must pay a fine of $500,000. But they'll recoup that easily, because head coach Sean Payton's one-year suspension is without pay. According to Jay Glazer, Payton's salary is about $8 million annually. » 3/21/12 1:45pm 3/21/12 1:45pm

Sean Payton Suspended One Year, Saints Lose Draft Picks In Bounty…

The NFL was promising to swiftly decide the punishment for the Saints' bounty program, and they were not lying—despite the NFLPA's plea to conduct its own investigation first. Today the league ruled, and the penalties are not crippling, but they are significant. As reported near-simultaneously by Adam Schefter and … » 3/21/12 1:10pm 3/21/12 1:10pm