Based on ESPN reports, Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is probably in serious trouble:
Sources familiar with Saints game-day operations told “Outside the Lines” that Loomis, who faces an eight-game suspension from the NFL for his role in the recent bounty scandal, had the ability to secretly listen [to conversations by visiting coaching staffs] for most of the 2002 season, his first as general manager of the Saints, and all of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The sources spoke with “Outside the Lines” under the condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals from members of the Saints organization.
Not only is this obviously a huge violation of NFL rules, it’s also a state and federal crime, unless the statute of limitations has tolled:
But the statute of limitations, the window federal prosecutors have to pursue any criminal charges against Loomis or the Saints, would extend for only five years after the date of such an offense, Emmick said.
If Loomis no longer had the ability to eavesdrop on opposing coaches after the 2004 season, he would be free from any potential criminal prosecution for a violation of the ECPA, Emmick said.