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Penn State investigator focuses on New Orleans Saints

Penn State trustees hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to uncover university failings in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. His job there now completed, Freeh turns his attention to the New Orleans Saints.

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Team owner Tom Benson hired Freeh last month to investigate both the "bounty" scandal and claims that general manager Micky Loomis once used illicit technology to eavesdrop on opposing coaches, according to PFT.

If the devastating report on Penn State is any indication, we'll have a much clearer picture on both subjects by the time Freeh announces his findings on the Saints. In the Penn State case, Freeh filed a 267-page report on an investigation that spanned nine months. According to ESPN, Freeh's team analyzed 3.5 million emails and documents and interviewed more than 430 current or former school employees, including nearly everyone associated with Penn State's football program under former coach Joe Paterno.

Expect a similarly detailed study of the Saints' operation in relation to the two scandals, one of which rocked the NFL. The findings might be tough for the Saints to swallow, but Tom Benson should at least get the closure he's surely looking for.

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