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Jim Irsay offers his plane to Andrew Luck

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The Colts waved goodbye to Andrew Luck at the end of their rookie minicamp on Sunday and they won’t see him back in Indianapolis for another month thanks to the schedule at Stanford.

Luck is barred from working out at the Colts’ facility until the Stanford school year comes to a close, which means he will miss the organized team activities later this month. Luck said he plans to keep working with tight end Coby Fleener and wide receiver Griff Whalen, two Stanford teammates who are also with the Colts, but the brass in Indy wants to facilitate his ability to work out with players who aren’t in Palo Alto.

Owner Jim Irsay is making his private plane available to Luck to make it easier to set up workout sessions with teammates who live in other places. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne is down in Miami, for example, and Luck said he wants to make it happen.

“I’ll definitely use whatever means of transportation,” Luck said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, “especially if it’s Mr. Irsay’s stuff. Absolutely.”

Luck feels like he improved a lot during this weekend’s minicamp. With the help of Irsay’s pilots, he can keep improving even while he’s prepping for his final exams.

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54 Responses to “Jim Irsay offers his plane to Andrew Luck”
  1. trollhammer20 says: May 7, 2012 1:01 PM

    Back in college, my boss let me borrow his Isuzu Trooper to go to another one of his stores and get supplies.

  2. sdisme says: May 7, 2012 1:03 PM

    Sounds like a salary cap violation, or pay for performance.

  3. grandmachine says: May 7, 2012 1:03 PM

    You don’t reward someone without making any accomplishments.

  4. SmurfJuice says: May 7, 2012 1:07 PM

    Hopefully the pilots are more sober than Mr Irsay.

  5. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 7, 2012 1:07 PM

    Man I hope he turns out to be the next Ryan Leaf.

  6. porterhouse12 says: May 7, 2012 1:09 PM

    I’m sure RGIII will want access to a plane to ’cause the Skins would have drafted him first.

    Let’s put Rebow on a plane with RGIII to teach him humility and then add Luck to teach them how to both focus on Football. Then, put McNabb on there to show them that just because you think you are great doesn’t mean a single team will sign you as a backup.

  7. coltsluckdynasty says: May 7, 2012 1:10 PM

    Dedication, work ethic, and players that want to do what it takes to become champions. It also helps if your owner is a billionaire, and can afford to pay for these types of things. Who cares? Go colts…

  8. csszrr says: May 7, 2012 1:15 PM

    Barred from working out until the end of Stanford’s school year? Who made that rule? I know that Luck has a degree but, cereally. If he is done let him go. Also, how long are we going to cling to the outmoded pretense that these guys are student/athletes? Sure some graduate with legit degrees, but what good is a general studies degree? You are almost better off with a degree in womyns studies. Ridiculousness.

  9. contract says: May 7, 2012 1:16 PM

    This doesn’t violate the salary cap???

  10. bigdubba says: May 7, 2012 1:27 PM

    this story was very interesting. i’d like to know more about this plane.

  11. khuxford says: May 7, 2012 1:31 PM

    I wonder what compensation concerns this might bring up. I wonder, even more, though, what the point is of the restriction on his participation at the team facility if he can pull an end around on the rules by practicing as a professional elsewhere.

  12. itsmammoth says: May 7, 2012 1:38 PM

    but for real this time…

    Drew Brees wants an explanation.

  13. porterhouse12 says: May 7, 2012 1:40 PM

    For those inquiring, treat as corporate use. Taxable if for personal use. If used for football/business purpose, not an issue…just like it wasn’t when a plane was sent for Favre or Manning…

  14. jeziyo247 says: May 7, 2012 1:46 PM

    What about the other 2 teammates? Since when an unproven rookie get the royal treatment. What’s next, he’s gonna invite Luck to stay in his mansion until he finds his own place

  15. keepounding1234 says: May 7, 2012 1:50 PM

    It’s good to be Andrew Luck!

  16. jacksaysfu says: May 7, 2012 1:51 PM

    I wish Irsay was my Dad !

  17. zeedoubleyou says: May 7, 2012 2:01 PM

    @contract

    It only violates the salary cap if they serve Luck food on the plane. No peanuts, pretzels, juice, coffee, or soda. If they serve him water, it must come from the tap of the lavatory bathroom…

  18. ty49er4life says: May 7, 2012 2:02 PM

    HEY CSSRR since when is architecture a general study and Luck has yet to graduate

  19. larrydavidstern says: May 7, 2012 2:13 PM

    This has to be the dumbest rule ever. Let the kid decide if he wants to go back to school or not. P.S. Andrew Luck is a straight up dork!

  20. jsho55 says: May 7, 2012 2:17 PM

    Hopefully the plane isn’t to Lucks liking and he demands the Ted Danson plane.

  21. talkintrashallday says: May 7, 2012 2:19 PM

    The Colts have a team plane? I thought ir was Manning’s

  22. mistermayhem7 says: May 7, 2012 2:19 PM

    Why would wish failure for a young QB out of college? Makes no sense bearsdrool?

  23. baddegg says: May 7, 2012 2:20 PM

    porterhouse12 says:May 7, 2012 1:09 PM

    I’m sure RGIII will want access to a plane to ’cause the Skins would have drafted him first.

    Let’s put Rebow on a plane with RGIII to teach him humility and then add Luck to teach them how to both focus on Football. Then, put McNabb on there to show them that just because you think you are great doesn’t mean a single team will sign you as a backup.

    ————-

    What are you talking about? Griffin and McNabb weren’t even mentioned in the article. And who is “Rebow?”

  24. jw5111 says: May 7, 2012 2:24 PM

    Is Irsay so desperate for attention that he has to do or say something weekly to appear interesting to the media.

  25. benacci says: May 7, 2012 2:31 PM

    That’s what an Owner does to get things done…..
    I have no problem with this, its a solution to the asinine regulations…

    Put Wayne, Collie, and the rest of the Receiving Corp in a Hotel right outside the Campus so they can run routes after his School Day.

  26. lawyermalloy says: May 7, 2012 2:32 PM

    Remember Bob,Use of the plane goes against the “cap”!

  27. klunge says: May 7, 2012 2:33 PM

    @csszrr,
    Your philosphy is meaningless in this case, since Luck’s degree is in architectural design not the fluffy “general studies” garbage. Not to mention a degree from Stanford does not get sneezed upon. Some players actually plan to have a future beyond football and smartly have acquired the skills to achieve that.

  28. coltsluckdynasty says: May 7, 2012 2:40 PM

    Wow, Irsay offering up a plane to help get his investment acclimated. That sounds like someone seeking attention. Sounds more like he is dedicated to getting his franchise going in the right direction again. This kid is trying to pay his dues first, instead of being arrogant, and demanding special treatment. Luck is a dork too, funny though, he is now a multi-millionaire with access to a private plane… Call me dork all day.

  29. realitypolice says: May 7, 2012 2:45 PM

    I can’t believe that the majority of the comments on this article are people speculating as to whether or not this a salary cap violation.

    Well, this site has finally done it. It has posted so many thousands of stories about salary cap rules, tampering, contract minutiae and other legal boondogglery that you’ve turned us all into a bunch of hand-wringing, rules obsessed ninnies.

  30. clw1906 says: May 7, 2012 2:47 PM

    porterhouse12 says:
    May 7, 2012 1:09 PM
    I’m sure RGIII will want access to a plane to ’cause the Skins would have drafted him first.

    Let’s put Rebow on a plane with RGIII to teach him humility and then add Luck to teach them how to both focus on Football. Then, put McNabb on there to show them that just because you think you are great doesn’t mean a single team will sign you as a backup.

     This it’s an example of an idiot. Wtf does this article have to do with RGIII? Assclown

  31. xlichamps says: May 7, 2012 3:02 PM

    “mistermayhem7 says:
    May 7, 2012 2:19 PM

    Why would wish failure for a young QB out of college? Makes no sense bearsdrool?”

    Three letters…. X… L… I

  32. xlichamps says: May 7, 2012 3:05 PM

    “jw5111 says:
    May 7, 2012 2:24 PM

    Is Irsay so desperate for attention that he has to do or say something weekly to appear interesting to the media.”

    He must be! Just the other day my buddy offered to loan me his truck so I could haul some mulch. My God, what an attention wh0re! The nerve of some people.

  33. morgan420 says: May 7, 2012 3:10 PM

    Thats a pertty good way to make someone feel welcome and giving them anything they need to become a better player

  34. csszrr says: May 7, 2012 3:49 PM

    @ty49&kluge
    You are both not seeing forest from the trees. Luck is the exception and not the rule. Same as Stanford vs. Miss. St. It is simply ridiculous that a dude accepts a job with little personal control and not report when he is ready. Not like Colts going to withhold a check b/c he did or did not graduate on or by such and such a date. I am sure an arrangement could have been made.

  35. thacloser86 says: May 7, 2012 3:49 PM

    Jim Irsay sucks

  36. skinsassembled says: May 7, 2012 3:58 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    May 7, 2012 3:42 PM
    I guess some of fans of other teams wanted to colts to suck for years like their teams have been n we go from Peyton to Luck n they’re mad, except for packers, pats, and saints fans, but u miserable fans out there know who you u are, 3 and out fans out there n that war zoned looking city yal stay in.

    ________________________________

    I love how you say “stop throwing dirt” and “sweep around your front door” peytonsneck18 – when you’re on EVERY Redskins post throwing dirt at RG3. Just goes to show that Colts fans (read: blind homers) are classless and pathetic. Luck would do well to fly that plane to an island somewhere and never come back – alternative is playing for you clown fans.

  37. tonyromoisterrible says: May 7, 2012 4:02 PM

    I am so glad the Skins didnt draft players from Baylor just to draft players that played with RGIII. That drunk Itsay drafted 3 terrible players from stanford. 1 as a qb and 2 to make that terrible qb feel comfortable. Luck is going to be terrible because he has no one around him. Wayne is old, slow, and washed up. Luck has no o-line and a terrible defense. The colts will suck for at least ten years or until they move on from sucky luck.

  38. fxws says: May 7, 2012 4:23 PM

    I am so glad the Skins didnt draft players from Baylor just to draft players that played with RGIII. That drunk Itsay drafted 3 terrible players from stanford.

    __________________

    Of course, the consensus #1 QB and arguably the #1 TE are terrible players.

    Griff Whalen is an UNDRAFTED free agent.

  39. klunge says: May 7, 2012 4:26 PM

    csszrr says:
    May 7, 2012 3:49 PM
    @ty49&kluge
    You are both not seeing forest from the trees. Luck is the exception and not the rule. Same as Stanford vs. Miss. St. It is simply ridiculous that a dude accepts a job with little personal control and not report when he is ready. Not like Colts going to withhold a check b/c he did or did not graduate on or by such and such a date. I am sure an arrangement could have been made.
    ————————————————-

    Really, you are not seeing reality due to your perception. This has nothing at all to do with any other player’s scholastic performance or schedule. It’s an NFL rule he cannot participate in organized activities until after graduation. It’s not his fault, or the Colts. Some schools are out already, their draftees can participate. Stanford’s semester is not over, so Luck can’t join yet. So you’re saying it’s wrong for him to have declared for the draft knowing he couldn’t make Day 1 of minicamp? That is goofiness. Anways if his new boss isn’t bothered by it, why are you so bent? Doesn’t affect you at all.

    ” The “arrangement” that is being made is what’s being reported on in this article – a jet to get him around conveniently to places where he can practice unofficially with his new teammates. Any other kind of arrangement would be construed as breaking the rules of the NFL.

  40. themage78 says: May 7, 2012 5:09 PM

    Luck using a plane Manning helped buy……

  41. pkswally024 says: May 7, 2012 5:21 PM

    Not my plane, not my fuel, sign me up

  42. tialen says: May 7, 2012 5:26 PM

    It’s only corporate use if he is allowed to be working, however he ISN’T allowed to be working right now per NFL rules. thus this is personal use of a plane and a blatent violation of the salary cap.

  43. penz84 says: May 7, 2012 6:58 PM

    Peytonsneck18 sucks,and is a complete scumbag,and is an embarrassment to the colts. That’s all I have to say for now. Tune in ag
    ain tomorrow to hear the latest on this clown.

  44. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2012 7:08 PM

    i like how skins fans get on colts stuff and say we suck, but in all they are the ones whos been sucking the past 15 plus years, ironic huh

  45. tonyromoisterrible says: May 7, 2012 7:53 PM

    The colts are going to be horrible for the next ten years. Or at least until they get another shot at a franchise qb. Maybe one of the Manning off-spring, but not as long as they have sucky luck.

  46. jgava19 says: May 7, 2012 7:58 PM

    Tonyromoisterrible is the biggest buffoon on the internet. Never has anything intelligent to say, just childish drivel. Grow up, boy.

  47. jgava19 says: May 7, 2012 8:00 PM

    Btw, ever since Dan Snyder came to town, you’ve been bottom feeders. Well, Atleast 90% of the time. Enjoy the pattern.

  48. jaydog76 says: May 7, 2012 8:01 PM

    Trying to recall washingtons last playoff appearance…..I give up, when was it again? Did they have dirt back then?

  49. tonyromoisterrible says: May 7, 2012 9:16 PM

    @jgava
    How many games did the colts win without Manning? Probably the same amount they will win this year. The colts are going to be horrible and luck will suck.

  50. jgava19 says: May 7, 2012 9:53 PM

    Sucky Luck??

    No you know why most people don’t think too highly of Washington fans.

  51. rabidskinsfan says: May 7, 2012 10:02 PM

    @ peytonsneck18 – get a life!

  52. donniebmc says: May 7, 2012 10:15 PM

    Man, life in the NFL is rough stuff…

  53. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2012 10:48 PM

    I do, with your Moms

  54. jgava19 says: May 8, 2012 8:09 AM

    Luck will suck?
    When did you become a psychic?
    Was it around the same time you became a doosh?
    And yes, I know, doosh us not the correct spelling. I just prefer to spell it that way.

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