Saints hire former FBI director to sort out issues.
As I am prone to say when times get tough or super competitive‘this just got real.’ The New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to get-to-the-bottom of everything that has gone on under his building.
There has been Bounty Gate, the allegations that GM Mickey Loomis wiretapped visiting team’s facilities and the Drew Brees contract mess.
Team rep Greg Bensel is stating that Freeh is there to help figure out the validity of the known accusations according to Pro Football Talk. I’m not sure if I buy that completely but until evidence comes out regarding yet another situation, I’ll roll with the press statement for now.
“Serious allegations have been made about our organization this off-season; we take these allegations very seriously. As a result, we have hired the Freeh Group, founded by former director of the FBI and former federal judge Louis Freeh. Mr. Benson moved quickly to hire them and has spared no expense to get to the bottom of these allegations. We have given the Freeh Group complete access to our team and all of the individuals who have been associated with this news story.”
Safe to say, that when an owner brings in a former director of the FBI to sort through issues, there are changes on the horizon.
The depth of those changes we don’t know. One change that can and most likely could and should be made is the removal of Mickey Loomis.
Everything that Loomis has touched recently has set this team backwards. Just before the Bounty Gate allegations dropped, it was Loomis that downplayed Brees’ ability at the NFL scouting combine.
As it stands now, Loomis and his indiscretions and management style are having a hard time getting Brees in the building now when the team needs him the most.
Out of each problem the Saints currently have, Loomis is always a key common denominator.
Sit back and watch the show.