NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit filed by the New Orleans Saints' former security director accuses the Super Bowl champions of trying to cover up the alleged theft of prescription pain pills from the team's drug locker.
The lawsuit alleges one senior staff member stole Vicodin pills while another was allowed to take an amount indicative of abuse.
The lawsuit did not name the senior staff members in question, but head coach Sean Payton issued a statement saying he never abused or stole Vicodin.
The coach says he supports the Saints' stance that the allegations are false and represent an attempt by Geoffrey Santini to extort the team. Santini is a former FBI agent who resigned as the team's security director in August of 2009.