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Former security director accuses Saints of pain pills theft

By A.J. Giardina – bio | email


NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - Geoffrey Santini alleges in the lawsuit that New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis attempted to cover up the theft.  The Times-Picayune is reporting that Santini alleges that head coach Sean Payton received a large dosage of the pills.

Payton, who is not named in the lawsuit, issued a statement saying, "I have never abused or stolen Vicodin or any other medication and I fully support the Saints position in this matter."

Team spokesman Greg Bensel said the allegations are false.

According to the Times-Picayune "Senior Staff Member B" was allegedly caught on hidden camera stealing Vicodin pills from a locked drug cabinet.  That senior staff member is being named as Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt.

Coach Payton says the allegations are false and represent an attempt by Santini to extort the team.

Santini resigned as the team's security director in August of 2009.  He's a former FBI agent. 


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