Saints wiretapping probe continues

Updated: August 8, 2012, 4:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says he still has an investigator working with the FBI on wiretapping allegations involving the New Orleans Saints, but adds that no evidence has been turned over to federal prosecutors at this time.

Authorities have been working on the case since April, when ESPN's "Outside The Lines," citing anonymous sources, said the Superdome wiring was rigged so Saints general manager Mickey Loomis could listen to opposing teams' radio communications in games during the 2002-04 seasons.

Loomis and the Saints have denied those allegations, and the Saints have hired the firm of former FBI director Louis Freeh to do their own investigation.

Edmonson says his investigator has been conducting interviews along with FBI agents. However, Edmonson says it's too early to discuss whether those interviews have produced any credible leads.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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