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Incidentally, Edmonson met with reporters in the Benson Tower, a downtown New Orleans building across the street from the Superdome and owned by the Saints' owner. The high-rise houses numerous state offices, including the New Orleans office of the state police.
Edmonson said Benson "was happy, of course," when told where the state investigation stood.
"He said he felt that way all along, but certainly respects the law enforcement side of it," Edmonson said.
The allegations against Loomis, made by people who spoke anonymously to ESPN, claimed the general manager had the ability to eavesdrop on opposing teams in the Superdome from 2002 through 2004, the last season before Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to the Superdome.
Asked whether Katrina and resulting renovations were a factor in the investigation, Edmonson said, "We're not going to speculate on anything."
The FBI has so far declined to comment on the investigation.
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