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Alice asked in SportsFootball (American) · 3 years ago

Colts ProBowl LT admits they cheated for years.. Why are they exempt from the rules?

Tarik Glenn of the Colts says his offensive line coach gave their linemen hearing aids to help drown out crowd noise for their favorite stat-padder. The use of unauthorized electronic equipment being employed is a clear violation of the rules, but this isn't the first time.

Indy's RCA Dome once had an elaborate (and probably illegal) system of signs that facilitate when the crowd should be disruptive or quiet. In 2006 the Steelers drew an unprecedented number of false starts and accused Indy of amplifying artificial crowd noise through their loud speakers to disrupt snap counts. Bill Polian "looked into the matter" and determined no wrong doing.

A year latter against the Pats, everyone who was watching the game heard the fake crowd noise skip like a scratched TV over the announcers voices then come to an abrupt silence. Polian once again "investigated" but found "nothing".

In 2016 the Falcons were docked a draft pick over fake crowd noise, we all know the story with the "Spygate" fiasco and Brady's unjustified suspension despite no rule breaking being determined by virtually everyone. So why in the hell aren't the Colts docked multiple first rounders, handed out suspensions and finned penalties the way everyone else is?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Because the league has never wanted to do anything to upset their golden boy. Anything negative regarding Peyton is quickly dismissed, always has been. The Colts were caught on numerous occasions for piping in crowd noise at the RCA Dome and it was even caught on tape. Nothing was done. The league actually had more evidence against Peyton in regards to PED use than they did against Brady and the Patriots for deflategate and more evidence than anyone else in the NFL regarding the PED investigation, and was quickly dismissed while others had to wait it out.

    The truth is, is that every team is likely up to something, the Colts were and still are no different.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It was way too long one would care now

  • 3 years ago

    For years? All he did was mention an incident from 1998 and even the title says that he "seems to suggest"

  • 3 years ago

    What they did isn't a violation of the rules which prohibits things that are communication devices. It would have been illegal to have receivers in the helmets. The ear pieces were just noise suppression devices that all teams tried with little success according to Mark Schlereth.

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  • 3 years ago

    Tarik Glenn is a nigroid. Nigroids are habitual liars. And the incident it mentioned occurred in 1998. Good luck finding proof that it happened.

  • 3 years ago

    Peyton manning was poster child of nfl

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    You have a serious hatred of Peyton Manning,having said that,yes it's true that there does seem to different rules for different teams, and it's not fair or right.

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