Indianapolis Colts (RCA Dome) security guard says team does cheat
The NFL may have concluded that the Indianapolis Colts weren’t cheating against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but one of their own security guards is telling a different story according to WBZ-TV in Boston.
A day after some unusual sounds were heard during the Colts-Patriots broadcast Sunday, the NFL issued a statement saying what sounded like simulated crowd noise at the RCA Dome was actually created by the CBS production crew, not the Colts.
But WBZ Photojournalist Bryan Foley says an RCA Dome security guard Benjamin Tully told him Sunday that the Colts do enhance the crowd noise.
“He said, ‘I don’t know if you know this, but they actually pick up the crowd noise and pump it back through the P.A. (public address system)'”. “So I guess in a round about way you could call it cheating”. He went on to say Colts management (to include Head Coach Tony Dungy) is aware of this violation of NFL rules but have decided that their interpretation of the “noise enhancement” rule is “no big deal”.
A NFL spokesman speaking on the condition of anonymity said the penalty for violating the league’s “noise enhancement” rule can be anything from a fine or loss of a draft pick to forfeiture of the game. He went on to say “Well, I guess the game forfeiture part won’t happen since, well, we know how the game turned out”.
Indianapolis Colt team ownership and Head Coach Tony Dungy refused to comment when asked about the allegations at the Tuesday team press conference.