A boring Super Bowl week became a little more interesting on Thursday, given the news that Colts defensive end Raheem Brock might have thrown a sharp stone into the New Orleans’ hornet nest via a Twitter posting.
An image appeared on Brock’s account of Katrina bearing down on the Bayou, with a Colts logo near the eye of the storm and this message: “Storm bout to hit Miami Sunday!”
And once the storm hit the Colts’ P.R. office, Brock claimed that his account was hacked.
The specific explanation from Brock to the team was that the image was added “without his knowledge,” a convenient excuse that’s available to anyone who faces an unintended reaction to something that appeared on his Twitter page.
“The Internet can pose problems to innocent people, and he was not on
board with this thing,” Colts P.R. director Craig Kelley told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “If you’re going to pump
it up, you’re going to pump it up,” Kelley added. “At least you should know the true
But what is the true story? Unless and until someone is strapped to Mike Shanahan’s second-favorite electronic gadget (in first place is his tanning bed), we’re going to believe that Brock posted the thing — and that he then offered up the “it wasn’t me” excuse once he realized that it might not have been the smartest thing he ever has done.