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League won’t investigate Haley’s bugging/phone tampering claims, yet

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley stands on the sidelines during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, the Kansas City Star published an article stating that former Chiefs coach Todd Haley “suspected” rooms at the facility were bugged and “believed” his cell phone had been tampered with.

It’s a strong accusation, and if it’s true there should be serious consequences to anyone involved in those activities. But the league won’t be investigating the situation, yet.

“The Chiefs have notified us that these claims are completely false and no such allegations have been made to our office,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT by email on Wednesday morning.

The last half of that quote likely means that, if Haley or someone else were to make such allegations directly to the league office, the league would have to do something more than take the team’s word for it. But until Haley or someone else makes an allegation to the league office (or to the appropriate state or federal authorities), no action will be taken -- and no credence should be given to the allegations.

Thus, it’s a simple proposition for any former or current Chiefs employee who believes that there was or is bugging, wiretapping, or other potentially illegal monitoring: put up, or shut up.