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Latest Charges Won't Dent Loomis

New Orleans Times-Picayune

The instinct here is that New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis will survive this latest accusation of foul play:  an ESPN report accusing him of eavesdropping on opponents inside the Superdome from 2002-2004. The evidence is just a little too thin, the denials a little too strong, the news a little too old to suspect that this latest scandal will lead to anything like the type of NFL sanctions that have rocked the franchise during the league's bounty investigation.

And for now, at least, the most important judge -- Saints owner Tom Benson -- has decided to rule in Loomis' favor.

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