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Injury reporting rules leave little wiggle room for Colts

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The NFL will investigate whether the Colts failed to comply with the requirements of the injury reporting rules in connection with quarterback Andrew Luck, who according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports have been playing with multiple rib fractures. Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson has responded by proclaiming: “Our injury reports are accurate.”

Some believe that the Colts will take the position that Luck’s broken ribs didn’t need to be disclosed, because the broken ribs never kept him from practicing or playing in a game. If that’s the approach the Colts take, it could fail as badly as their fake punt.

“All players with significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed on the report, even if the player takes all the reps in practice, and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game,” the league’s policy regarding injury reports states. “This is especially true of key players and those players whose injuries have been covered extensively by the media. This policy is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game.”

Interpretation: Andrew Luck’s broken ribs should have been disclosed.

“The intent of the policy is to provide a full and complete rendering of player availability,” the policy states. “Should disputes arise with regards to compliance with this policy, it will be incumbent upon clubs to demonstrate that they have acted in a manner consistent with the intent of the policy.”

The policy explains that violations will result in a fine for the team, fines and/or suspensions of the individuals involved, and the possible loss of draft picks.

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185 Responses to “Injury reporting rules leave little wiggle room for Colts”
  1. publikwerks says: Nov 1, 2015 6:42 PM

    *AFC South Division Champions

  2. Jax4 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:42 PM

    ’bout time for the mad tweeter, Irsay, to weigh in.

  3. mistrezzrachael says: Nov 1, 2015 6:42 PM

    They still have not been disciplined for violations, fabrications…and LIES…in deflategate.

    Ribs…are minor compared to the stuff that trash organization does.

  4. drgfri says: Nov 1, 2015 6:43 PM

    Time to raise a banner celebrating your injury report prowess
    #coltsareweenies

  5. mike83ri says: Nov 1, 2015 6:43 PM

    Your move, Roger.

  6. neil0311 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:44 PM

    They’ll get a slap on the wrist, because violations…real or imagined are only important when the Patriots are involved. Other teams can do what they want.

  7. unoduotres says: Nov 1, 2015 6:44 PM

    The Cheaters need to lose a draft choice.

  8. smartanis says: Nov 1, 2015 6:45 PM

    The Colts are like the Bizarro Patriots. Not only do they lose the big games, but they can’t even get this whole “cheating” thing down.

  9. lgw91s says: Nov 1, 2015 6:46 PM

    Every time I see that Grigson, I am reminded of Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley.

  10. scw1993 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:46 PM

    First…Florio! I just rec’d my bar exam results and passed..thanks for all the articles that kept me from losing my mind.

    Second…More than likely possibility that nothing happens to the colt’s organization…no fines, no suspensions, no loss of draft picks…because something fishy is going on with 345 Park Ave and the colts. They tanked an entire season to get this guy, and everyone knew it at the time. No punishments, no consequences.

  11. cyclotrongary says: Nov 1, 2015 6:46 PM

    Grigson might have forgotten to disclose Luck’s rib injuries. He does spend a lot of his time with Irsay and maybe that was a party night for them.

  12. tvjules says: Nov 1, 2015 6:47 PM

    Worst GM in the NFL!

  13. footballgod87 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:47 PM

    Inb4 rush of Patriots fans

  14. albion223 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:47 PM

    Integrity of the game at stake here…draft picks & fines should be taken, if the NFL is really concerned with fairness..

  15. kkevm7 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:48 PM

    I,m thinking :
    4 games, Million dollar fine, and loss of 1st and 4th round pick
    Thats Karma

  16. somethinsbruin says: Nov 1, 2015 6:48 PM

    If you didn’t believe in karma before… Integrity of the game?! Truly poetic. You take a shot at the king you best not miss. Looking at you Indy and Baltimore.

  17. j0esixpack says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    Told you that pharmaceutical “disposal” program was a bad idea

    The Colts are really imploding here – it’s somewhat impressive

    There’s a lot of Karma payback coming their way – from “Sucking for Luck” – with strong allegations they were purposefully throwing games to lose just enough to get Luck – to CrowdNoiseGate and of course FrameGate

    (Lucky for them, apparently Roger Goodell doesn’t think the allegation of fixing games is something serious enough to investigate – at least when it’s the Colts)

  18. pftoverespn says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    This violates the integrity of the game!! The Colts should be fined $1 million and forfeit a 1st and 5th round draft pick!!! INTEGRITY!!!!

  19. DaveKShape says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    Doesn’t this kind of stuff happen with all teams all the time? I feel like 2 or 3 stories like this pop up each season from many different teams.

  20. dtp15 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    karma

  21. musicfootballprogramming says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    As a Patriots fan and someone who loves it when the Colts screw up, I will defend them here.

    The injury list is complete BS and listing someone who you know is going to play, who isn’t limited in practice, will only get him targeted as much as the other team can. You think there won’t be extra elbows to his ribs at the bottom of a pile?

    Even besides that, it’s only for gamblers and fantasy sports (i.e. more gambling). Teams gain nothing by disclosing injuries.

    I loved the 432 straight weeks of “Brady, Probable (shoulder)”

  22. yyc2phx says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    Bye bye Grigson….

  23. coltzfan166 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    Funny how Pats fans/players/Robert Kraft can’t move on from Deflategate despite winning the Super Bowl. They care more about trolling the Colts than celebrating their SB win. So glad to not be one of them cause that would suck to not be able to move on

  24. mariorat says: Nov 1, 2015 6:51 PM

    Cheaters!

  25. STILLlolatpatshaters says: Nov 1, 2015 6:52 PM

    AFC Participation Banner *

    🙂

  26. truthprofessor says: Nov 1, 2015 6:52 PM

    Cheatrianapolis Colts*

  27. therealbillybuffalo says: Nov 1, 2015 6:52 PM

    Sucks to be them

  28. rjpats says: Nov 1, 2015 6:52 PM

    Since it looks like they actually did something, $3mil fine and no draft picks until 2020. And Grigson has to stay on as the GM for life

  29. putinstolemyring says: Nov 1, 2015 6:53 PM

    If I hear the term “integrity of the game” one more time I’m going to kick Goodell in the jimmies.

  30. ftblfan9 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:53 PM

    The Colts whine, the Patriots laugh.

  31. patsfan says: Nov 1, 2015 6:53 PM

    “This policy is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game.”

    Delicious Irony to see the Colts get whacked by that one…

  32. iamapatsfan says: Nov 1, 2015 6:53 PM

    I love the little part where it says “paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game”…

    lol.

    IF this turns out to be true, Goodell better come the heck down hard on the Colts. After all, it’s about the integrity of the game, right?

    And according to the NFL, this is of “paramount importance” to it.

    Definitely has nothing to do with sports betting!

    lol.

  33. chitown12 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:53 PM

    Griggy has cost his team a draft pick….and himself a job. Someone so focused on self preservation never wins in the end, nor does their team.

  34. adultsportfan says: Nov 1, 2015 6:54 PM

    Colts management far too busy trying to frame teams to actually have time to follow rules themselves. Or win games, for that matter.

  35. JoeySnipes says: Nov 1, 2015 6:54 PM

    $1 million fine, loss of 1st and 4th round pick in 2017.

  36. indymarc says: Nov 1, 2015 6:54 PM

    I’m a Colts fan who believes Grigson hasn’t told the whole truth. Lucks rib injury should have been on the report. Colt fans aren’t like Patriot fans who live in denial of the truth.

  37. exodus316 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:55 PM

    Pats would lose a first round pick if they failed to report Brady stubbing a toe.

  38. tombreck2 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:56 PM

    NFL Team doctors seem like a shady bunch

  39. addair154 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:56 PM

    Indy-fensable’s not reporting shows how desperate they are with know regard to the health of there so called elite/franchise quarterback!

  40. punkyqb says: Nov 1, 2015 6:56 PM

    One million dollar fine and your first round draft pick next year, this is far worst than deflategate.

  41. jessup11978 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:56 PM

    Nobody will (should) care. If it were the Patriots it would be Ribgate.

  42. turtlehut says: Nov 1, 2015 6:57 PM

    Who the heck do the Colts think they are? The Patriots?

  43. quinzze says: Nov 1, 2015 6:57 PM

    Integrity of the game is all we heard since January. How ironic this will be if the reports are true. No team is without sin but some will throw stones in a heart beat because they can’t beat the Patriots, hypocrisy at its finest.

  44. cross300 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:58 PM

    This is an integrity of the game issue. Four game suspension for the GM. 1st and 4th pick and a million dollar fine sounds about right. Those shold familiar to Grigson. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

  45. wildbill7200 says: Nov 1, 2015 6:58 PM

    What goes around, comes around. The No Fun League took draft picks away from the Patriots with ‘NO’ Evidence so what will they do with the Colts?

  46. alltee says: Nov 1, 2015 7:02 PM

    10 dollar fine, if it was the pats they would lose a first round pick

  47. sportnik2 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:03 PM

    Mr. “Integrity” would never cross the drug fiend Irsay, when he’s obsessed with his white whale, who happens to be the face of the league and the GOAT QB.

    If the Pats pulled a similar stunt, it would be a call to Mr. Wells & several draft pick would be lost.

    If a CEO of any company demonstrated this level of ineptitude, his shareholders would sue & he’d sped a few years in white collar prison.

  48. Blindsquirrelsfindnuts says: Nov 1, 2015 7:03 PM

    Pandora’s box is now open. Like what you see NFL?

  49. ozzie01453 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:03 PM

    You must protect the shield comish…

  50. patriotsdefense says: Nov 1, 2015 7:03 PM

    Throw the book at them and take away their 2016 1st round pick.

  51. pauldeba says: Nov 1, 2015 7:04 PM

    Grigson already has little wiggle room. Either admit he cheated and get fired or immediately or pretend he didn’t cheat and get fired at season end. I say lie like he always does and get a few more paychecks. Cheatolts!!!!

  52. The Lonely Number says: Nov 1, 2015 7:04 PM

    “Integrity of the game.” huh.

    Guess Roger will be suspending Luck for 4 games and docking the team 2 draft picks and $1M?

  53. footballfan58 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:04 PM

    I don’t know why anyone is bothering with this. Nothing will come of it. The league has made it blatantly clear they are only after the Patriots. Goodall wouldn’t dare to discipline the Colts in fear they will expose the extent of the leagues involvement in smearing New England.

  54. chikachikayeaboiz says: Nov 1, 2015 7:04 PM

    CHEATERS!!!

  55. redrew says: Nov 1, 2015 7:07 PM

    No worries in INDY. The NFL home office is filled with failed Colts executives who only care about failed stings against New England.

  56. 6ball says: Nov 1, 2015 7:08 PM

    .
    Since it happened against the Patriots, New England should be docked their 2nd and 3rd round draft choices.
    .

  57. lunar2013 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:09 PM

    They’ll blame Pagano as they escort him out the door while the people who make these poor decisions keep their jobs.

  58. craignflfan says: Nov 1, 2015 7:09 PM

    It’s not the Patriots so nothing to see here.

  59. whatwouldlombardido says: Nov 1, 2015 7:09 PM

    The Colts implicated in a violation of a policy that is of “paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game”? Tom Brady just dropped the mic.

  60. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Nov 1, 2015 7:10 PM

    Grigson is such a fat faced liar.

  61. tangotwo22 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:11 PM

    This is much worse than a supposed decrease of minimal PSI. Let’s see what the league does to this creep.

  62. proudchowdahead13 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:11 PM

    It’s the Colts, not the Patriots, so the NFL will do nothing. Maybe say shame on you!

  63. Cunning Linguist says: Nov 1, 2015 7:12 PM

    Well, since the league is all about “the integrity of the game,” it would seem that 345 Park Avenue will have no choice but to come down hard on the Colts, in the interest of fairness. I’m not holding my breath.

  64. questionableprovenance says: Nov 1, 2015 7:15 PM

    At least they haven’t been accused of (imaginary) bugging of the opponent’s locker room or (fictional) ball deflation.

  65. grogansheroes says: Nov 1, 2015 7:15 PM

    Well, well, well. Do you think this will get the media attention of a few puffs of air out of a football on a cold day? Do you think the media, and the national news will lead their evening news casts with it? Do you think fans of the other 31 teams will flood this web site with cheating claims and other vitriol?

  66. rogerWWEgoodell says: Nov 1, 2015 7:15 PM

    doesnt matter, wasn’t patriots, move on to something important, like how the patriots cheated the game today, while at home, resting.

  67. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Nov 1, 2015 7:16 PM

    Take a draft pick, not like he’ll know how to use it anyways.

  68. sonnyp53 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:16 PM

    Oh my, were they cheating?

  69. dtugs says: Nov 1, 2015 7:18 PM

    2015 AFC Championship Participant*

  70. redclaw1314 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:20 PM

    blatant violation—1st and 4th round picks should be forfeited—precedent has been set for issues involving integrity of the game

  71. apsmith307 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:21 PM

    Of course Irsay wined about deflate gate but his team broke the rules,on reporting injuries,bad owner!…Big Al53

  72. jrbdmb says: Nov 1, 2015 7:21 PM

    The Colts consulted with Belichek prior to issuing their injury reports, so it’s all good.

  73. hilmsay says: Nov 1, 2015 7:23 PM

    It’s not New England so who cares right?

  74. themikegun says: Nov 1, 2015 7:23 PM

    “Integrity of the game”, hmmmm, where have we heard words like that before? I wonder if it was also more likely than not that Luck was generally aware his ribs were broken?

    Interesting to see what standard of punishment is applied here, if any.

  75. Ferdinand says: Nov 1, 2015 7:24 PM

    Why are they jumping so hard on the Colts? The Patriots do this exact same thing every week and have been doing it for years with no consequences and barely even any questions from anyone.

  76. streetyson says: Nov 1, 2015 7:24 PM

    2014 saw them as the biggest cheats in the league, by far, with fines of $4M. 2015 looks to be yet another “biggest cheats” banner, and that’s all without being investigated for lying about the Pats’ balls being unusually “small” and starting Deflategate, illegally needling and thus altering the Pats’ balls themselves on the sidelines, and their own balls being underflated, and not being investigated for piping noise or the Suck campaign. Flush their filth away for good and then close the Blue Toilet Seats down.

  77. styro1 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:26 PM

    The investigation has already been held w/ Kensil asking Grigson if they followed the rules. The NFL just has to wait a few days before they release the results of the investigation so it looks like they actually had an investigation. On Wednesday or Thursday the NFL will state that the Colts did nothing wrong.

    It is all about integrity don’t ya know.

  78. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Nov 1, 2015 7:30 PM

    Nothing will come of this. At most it’s a small fine and a memo. The injury report has always been a joke.

  79. crazyaboutthepigskin says: Nov 1, 2015 7:31 PM

    #RibGate

  80. trainwrecksryan says: Nov 1, 2015 7:31 PM

    Colts shenanigans? That’s unpossible!

  81. thebostonelite says: Nov 1, 2015 7:32 PM

    CHEATERS!!!!

  82. nothanksguy says: Nov 1, 2015 7:35 PM

    Since the integrity of the game is at stake, I’m thinking a $1 million fine, probably a first and fourth round draft picks taken away, and probably 4 games for Andrew Luck?

  83. dingusgenius says: Nov 1, 2015 7:36 PM

    This policy is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game

  84. iamthejetsqb says: Nov 1, 2015 7:39 PM

    typical cheating Colts…dock them a 1st round pick and $1 million.

  85. visnovsky says: Nov 1, 2015 7:41 PM

    A billion dollars and loss of every draft pick for the rest of the decade seems fair.

  86. swaggyy says: Nov 1, 2015 7:42 PM

    Herpes

  87. cmadatme says: Nov 1, 2015 7:42 PM

    Change the name in the headline to “Patriots” and this comment section is flowing but because it’s not them nobody cares.

  88. worldizending says: Nov 1, 2015 7:43 PM

    Why do I have the feeling that the NFL will treat this the same way as the tampering charge against the Jets and do nothing?

  89. TheDPR says: Nov 1, 2015 7:44 PM

    Take some draft picks.

  90. the8man says: Nov 1, 2015 7:44 PM

    Hmm. Is it possible they are quick to assert an opponent is deflating footballs to gain an edge yet reluctant to disclose the full nature of a player’s injury, thus potentially putting said player in danger and not complying with rules that protect, dare I say it, “the integrity of the game”?

    Oh my!

    I apologize in advance for what I type next but I simply can’t stop myself.

    #ribgate

  91. noknoknokpenny says: Nov 1, 2015 7:44 PM

    The penalty should match the original Spygate penalty.

    Integrity of the game, you know.

  92. giablommi says: Nov 1, 2015 7:44 PM

    Throw the book at these disgusting hypocrites.

  93. margoadams says: Nov 1, 2015 7:45 PM

    Hilarious! Clown organization. Rex should be available next year to be ringmaster for your three ring circus.

  94. johnlink00 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:45 PM

    Patriots fan here who thinks that the ‘integrity of the game’ here was hurt very little. The NFL should do with this what they really should have done with Deflategate: take a quick look, toss a fine the club’s way, and move on.

  95. phuckauffewe says: Nov 1, 2015 7:45 PM

    The Colt’s did something wrong?

    No. It’s the Patriots job to report the Colts injuries, or at least if they suspect something, you know a “General Awareness of something that is possibly happening”. So expect BB and Brady to be suspended, our remaining draft picks awarded to the Colts for smearing their reputation by not reporting something we were generally aware of.

    Ok, reality. Expect a light fine, no suspension, no loss of draft picks, and the disclosure rules will be changed to favor the Suck For Luck game throwers.

    And the Patriots are the cheaters?

    Karma.

  96. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 1, 2015 7:46 PM

    The AFC finalist banner needs an asterisk.

  97. Stephen says: Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    So no one is going to question the validity of the report that his ribs are actually broken? (NOT a Colts fan.)

  98. smarterthanpft says: Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    Ryan Grigson is an arrogant and incompetent fool who should be fired the second that the season ends. His decision making, personnel moves, and lack of leadership are all so glaringly poor that it only makes one wonder how he got the job in Indianapolis to begin with, if not for nepotism and the league’s “buddy, buddy” hiring process

  99. patsrthegreatest says: Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    What would expect from such a scumbag organization? Too bad it wasn’t my Pats, then it could’ve been the subject of Congerssional inquiry. Grigson proves time and time again that he is one the biggest A-holes in NFL history

  100. boblavoie says: Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM

    Cheating?

  101. factman1000 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:48 PM

    1st and 4th round draft picks, 4 game suspension for Luck, and $1mil fine sounds about right.

  102. patsfan3776 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:49 PM

    Cheaters…lol

  103. shoeflypie says: Nov 1, 2015 7:49 PM

    It is more likely than not that Luck was generally aware of the attempt to not disclose the broken ribs as required for the integrity of the game.

  104. phuckauffewe says: Nov 1, 2015 7:49 PM

    firerogergoodellnow says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:46 PM
    The AFC finalist banner needs an asterisk.

    My favorite comment of the day on any thread.

  105. sowhatbrady6 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:49 PM

    It’s not like the Colts know what to do with a 1st round pick.

  106. xsherr says: Nov 1, 2015 7:50 PM

    Integrity!

  107. cinzano08 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:51 PM

    Karma people, believe it!

  108. margoadams says: Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    Turn over your cell phone Grigson.

  109. sagoucher says: Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    What a crap orginization

  110. tvguy22 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    Patriots routinely play fast and loose with injury reports. I’m sure other teams do too.

  111. pats14 says: Nov 1, 2015 7:53 PM

    $100 fine no doubt.

  112. redsoxrust says: Nov 1, 2015 7:54 PM

    Sweet justice for this pretender. Couldn’t happen to a better organization. See you at the draft fellas! Patriots Nation

  113. themikegun says: Nov 1, 2015 7:55 PM

    I want my baby back, baby back, baby back….

  114. skoobyfl says: Nov 1, 2015 7:55 PM

    If 11 of 12 runs are broken, it would explain as to why he’s playing horribly.

  115. razzlejag says: Nov 1, 2015 7:57 PM

    What a low-rent organization. They sucked for Luck, then didn’t protect him and now may ruin him.

  116. immafubared says: Nov 1, 2015 7:57 PM

    His ribs were deflated so what’s to report. 1.1 pnds under the skin

  117. djaehne says: Nov 1, 2015 7:59 PM

    Learned it from the Patriots.

  118. takeachancellor says: Nov 1, 2015 7:59 PM

    Reporting injuries on players who will definitely play is an integrity issue? More like a gambling issue.

  119. TheWizard says: Nov 1, 2015 8:02 PM

    take a quick look, toss a fine the club’s way, and move on

    If it’s irrelevant let’s just do away with the injury report.

    Until then, only right that we throw the book at the Colts.

  120. lundergaard says: Nov 1, 2015 8:04 PM

    Getting my popcorn ready. This is going to get interesting! This just keeps getting more fun to follow……if your going to start things then you damn well better be able to be accountable yourself….

    Pot meet kettle…..

    Popcorns a poppin…..

  121. jag1959 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:06 PM

    Ferdinand says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:24 PM
    Why are they jumping so hard on the Colts? The Patriots do this exact same thing every week and have been doing it for years with no consequences and barely even any questions from anyone.
    ____________

    lol, the Patriots practically list assistant coaches hangnails on their injury reports. Do you follow this sport?

  122. chuckshontaspads says: Nov 1, 2015 8:07 PM

    Roger?…… “integrity” “fairness” “rules “!

  123. pats14 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:07 PM

    As far as the injury report is concerned it is well known around the league that after the Colts last practice they submit a dishonest injury report to gain an unfair competitive advantage. It would be great if someone would be able to check the players in the game as the game goes on so that they don’t get an illegal advantage. All the New England Patriots want is a completely level playing field. Thank you for being vigilant stewards of that not only for us but for the shield and overall integrity of our game.”

  124. chitown12 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:08 PM

    Luck must have been “generally” aware that his ribs were fractured. Will they turn over the x-rays or destroy them? The questions to ponder…

  125. patriots123456 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:09 PM

    Has anyone notified Jim Bob Cooter?

    We need his input…

  126. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 1, 2015 8:09 PM

    If somehow the Texans win the division, will the Colts hang a AFC South Finalist banner?

  127. mvincent81 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:10 PM

    Everyone who uses Fan Duel and Draft Kings should sue the Colts! How much money was lost thinking Luck was healthy; it’s the same as when a CEO doesn’t disclose health issues to stockholders.

  128. tigerlilac says: Nov 1, 2015 8:10 PM

    Life long Pats fan here and I don’t care what the Colts report about injuries. But it was good to see the Jets lose.

  129. phuckauffewe says: Nov 1, 2015 8:11 PM

    “More like a gambling issue.”

    Truth to that. Expect DraftKing and FanDual to scream bloody murder. Maybe the real life Don Corleone goes and takes out Irsay as a message to the other owners?

    Wait, the team is the Colts, I guess he can grab the most valuable Colt, cut off his head and put it in Irsay’s bed.

  130. lanman11 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:12 PM

    tvguy22 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM
    Patriots routinely play fast and loose with injury reports. I’m sure other teams do too.

    ****************************************************

    This is an example of the theory that if enough people say it long enough, it becomes true to most people. In my time, I have actually seen the rules on injury reports broken more by other teams, than by the Patriots. The idea that the Patriots skirt the injury reporting rules is largely based on the fact that they choose not to hold press conferences to discuss injuries at length. Brady’s appearance on the injury report for what seemed like years, with a shoulder injury, also contributes to that perception. But that’s not hiding anything.

    This is different. The Colts clearly and knowingly violated the rules in an attempt to hold onto a potential competitive advantage, i.e. hiding a weakness. However, because the Colts are not making a mockery of parity in the NFL like the Patriots are, there is no need to try and disable their on field performance via lost draft picks and player suspensions.

  131. dingusgenius says: Nov 1, 2015 8:14 PM

    Colts fans will come in here and try to say something along the lines of ” pats fans so quick to blah blah blah.” None of us actually care about this BS. We are just pointing and laughing because you and your team are a bunch of hypocritical babies. integrity

  132. kdppatriots says: Nov 1, 2015 8:16 PM

    Now, what kind of advantage would the Colts gain from not listing the caveman on the injury report?

    With the Caveman’s sub-par play, the Colts could use this to drive down his contract cost since they are in the final year of the Caveman’s contract!

    If the NFL is all about “integrity” then they should come down hard on the Colts. I say loss of high draft picks, a team fine, and since the Caveman “more probable or not,” was “generally aware” of this, I think a 4 game suspension is in order!

  133. jag1959 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:17 PM

    At most it will result in a slap on the wrist. Maintaining the ‘integrity of the game’ is hardly a priority to the league office when the colts are involved. They deliberately lost games not once but twice to secure franchise QBs and never a peep out of 345 Park Ave. There is nothing more despicable than throwing games.
    #wherewasroger

  134. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:24 PM

    I see you chose Frank & Ernest for the accompanying picture

  135. davew128 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:24 PM

    tvguy22 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM
    Patriots routinely play fast and loose with injury reports. I’m sure other teams do too.

    ********************

    Actually the Patriots are overly sensitive to the injury report and disclose everyone who seeks any medical treatment no matter how minor. Nobody could ever seriously accuse them of not reporting injuries. They may be vague about “leg injuries” but if a player is hurt, its on there.

  136. to147 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:24 PM

    AFC Finalist! **

  137. sueb45 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:25 PM

    johnlink00 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:45 PM
    Patriots fan here who thinks that the ‘integrity of the game’ here was hurt very little. The NFL should do with this what they really should have done with Deflategate: take a quick look, toss a fine the club’s way, and move on.
    —————-
    Except that the rule book explicitly states that this infraction DOES affect the integrity of the game. It also calls for unspecified fines and possible loss of draft picks. Tampering with a football calls for a 25K fine, period.

  138. jmdanieli says: Nov 1, 2015 8:26 PM

    The rules say any significant injury needs to be reported, broken ribs definitely is of significance. Since Roger is so concerned about the integrity of the game he needs to discipline ALL involved including the player who more probably than not knew he had broken ribs.
    HYPOCRITE team & fans.
    If this was the Patriots there would be hundreds of comments calling them cheaters.
    Breaking the rules is CHEATING DOLTS & their fans!

  139. davew128 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:26 PM

    takeachancellor says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:59 PM
    Reporting injuries on players who will definitely play is an integrity issue? More like a gambling issue.
    *************

    Teams do look at the list and prepare for who is likely to play and not. What, you don’t think the Patriots would prepare for Matt Hasselbeck in practice exclusively if Andrew Luck is listed as doubtful with cracked ribs?

  140. sueb45 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:27 PM

    dingusgenius says:
    Nov 1, 2015 8:14 PM
    Colts fans will come in here and try to say something along the lines of ” pats fans so quick to blah blah blah.” None of us actually care about this BS. We are just pointing and laughing because you and your team are a bunch of hypocritical babies. integrity
    _____________
    Speaking of laughing at the Colts, did anyone catch the Peanuts commercial during halftime of the Saints/Giants game? I’ll give you a hint, it was hysterical and the punchline was “did the Colts design that play?”

  141. patriots123456 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:29 PM

    The Colts injury report isn’t fit to line a bird cage…

  142. sueb45 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:30 PM

    firerogergoodellnow says:
    Nov 1, 2015 8:09 PM
    If somehow the Texans win the division, will the Colts hang a AFC South Finalist banner?
    __________________
    Yes; but, it will have an asterisk on it.

  143. zigthepatsfan says: Nov 1, 2015 8:30 PM

    Stephen says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM
    So no one is going to question the validity of the report that his ribs are actually broken? (NOT a Colts fan.)
    ——-

    That’s not how this works. That’s not how ANY OF THIS WORKS!

  144. dingusgenius says: Nov 1, 2015 8:30 PM

    This rule directly references the integrity of the game. Andrew Luck was well more than generally aware that his ribs are injured.

    Looks like a 4 game suspension for Luck.

    A first and fourth round pick gone for the colts.

    Million dollar fine for Mr. Irsay

  145. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Nov 1, 2015 8:31 PM

    Me thinks Irsay stole his painkillers.

  146. shikbraves says: Nov 1, 2015 8:36 PM

    Wow NE cheats calling people hypocrites….every article is about them…don’t worry sweetie daddy thinks you are pretty

  147. sueb45 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:37 PM

    Stephen says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM
    So no one is going to question the validity of the report that his ribs are actually broken? (NOT a Colts fan.)
    ________________
    Did anyone question the validity of 11 out of 12 balls were 2 pounds under” (Pats fan)

  148. ikeclanton says: Nov 1, 2015 8:38 PM

    Since the Suck With Luck campaign is going so smoothly and many preseason prognosticators picked the Colts as the odds on favorite to not only reach the Super Bowl but WIN IT–after this year Irsay will purge the organization of Grigson and Pagano. This little tidbit of news adds fuel to the fire.

  149. themikegun says: Nov 1, 2015 8:40 PM

    Somewhere, Ted Wells is getting his mustache waxed and ready.

  150. patriots123456 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:41 PM

    Andrew Luck must have been generally aware that they weren’t reporting his rib injury, suspend him.

  151. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Nov 1, 2015 8:51 PM

    shikbraves says:
    Wow NE cheats calling people hypocrites….every article is about them…don’t worry sweetie daddy thinks you are pretty
    _____________

    That is some creepy creep right there

  152. whispersd says: Nov 1, 2015 8:53 PM

    If the Patriots are going to be crucified for videotaping a game that’s played on TV and in front of 70k people, I don’t want to hear any excuses from anybody about how this isn’t a big deal.

    And no, the Patriots have never failed to list an injured player on the injury list. They list everybody, even if it’s a longstanding minor injury.

  153. whispersd says: Nov 1, 2015 8:55 PM

    Presumably if Luck doesn’t have a rib injury, this is a non-issue. Seems unlikely that this is the issue. It’s not like the Colts can suppress the existence of X-rays showing broken ribs.

  154. Stephen says: Nov 1, 2015 8:55 PM

    sueb45 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 8:37 PM
    Stephen says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:47 PM
    So no one is going to question the validity of the report that his ribs are actually broken? (NOT a Colts fan.)
    ________________
    Did anyone question the validity of 11 out of 12 balls were 2 pounds under” (Pats fan)
    ________________

    In the media? I don’t remember but I doubt it.

    But I did. It didn’t sound plausible to me at all. No “evidence” since then has convinced me otherwise.

  155. FecalFreak69 says: Nov 1, 2015 8:57 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 8:17 PM
    At most it will result in a slap on the wrist. Maintaining the ‘integrity of the game’ is hardly a priority to the league office when the colts are involved. They deliberately lost games not once but twice to secure franchise QBs and never a peep out of 345 Park Ave. There is nothing more despicable than throwing games.
    #wherewasroger”
    SPOT ON

  156. whispersd says: Nov 1, 2015 8:59 PM

    “patriots123456 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 8:41 PM
    Andrew Luck must have been generally aware that they weren’t reporting his rib injury, suspend him.”

    Don’t you know that he “orchestrated” the “scheme”!

    As evidence, we have a receipt from last summer from Adam’s Bar-B-Q Ribs.

  157. uwisheuwereapatsfan2 says: Nov 1, 2015 9:05 PM

    Colts suck. Move on.

  158. dingusgenius says: Nov 1, 2015 9:06 PM

    “Wow NE cheats calling people hypocrites….every article is about them…don’t worry sweetie daddy thinks you are pretty”

    Oh look Jared from subway (a colts fan) is posting on here!

  159. stevepatriot says: Nov 1, 2015 9:07 PM

    integrity
    integrity
    integrity
    Oh Roger where art thou?

  160. stevepatriot says: Nov 1, 2015 9:09 PM

    Obviously the Patriots should be docked another 1st round pick and Brady should sit 6 games because it is impossible for the Patriots not to have known this when they were preparing for their recent game vs the Colts. They had to be at least “generally aware”.

  161. mmack66 says: Nov 1, 2015 9:15 PM

    tvguy22 says:
    Nov 1, 2015 7:52 PM

    Patriots routinely play fast and loose with injury reports. I’m sure other teams do too.
    ————————————

    Oh, so “other teams do it too” is okay for the cheating Colts.

    Got it.

  162. filthymcnastyog says: Nov 1, 2015 9:39 PM

    Pumping crowd noise in stadium, now injury report cheating. There is a history of cheating building and “the integrity of the game” is at stake. They are repeat offenders and better lose draft picks. That afc runner up banner gets an *. But since there is no history of winning I’m sure spineless goodell will do nothing.

    #hypocrites

  163. 1winningdrive says: Nov 1, 2015 9:50 PM

    NFL: Protect all the quarterbacks!!!!!!!!!!!

    NFL: Disclose all injuries!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone with common sense: Um Roger – if players know where to target a quarterback or any other player they will!!!!!!!!

  164. patsrule59 says: Nov 1, 2015 10:15 PM

    Here’s the key line from the rules:

    “This policy is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the game”

    Well, we all know how important the “integrity of the game” is to Roger Goodell, as he’s told us this repeatedly with regards to Deflategate.

    So I fully expect the league will demand that the Colts turn over all of Luck’s medical records, as well as records of all telephone and email communications between the team and Luck’s doctors.

    Right, Roger?

  165. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 1, 2015 10:17 PM

    “Change the name in the headline to “Patriots” and this comment section is flowing but because it’s not them nobody cares.”

    By your own standard, Patriots fans care. A lot. Because, you know, everything is really about them anyway.

  166. realitylooms says: Nov 1, 2015 10:22 PM

    Mort will get to the bottom of this. Look for Mort and a weeping Mark Brunell tomorrow on ESPN along with some ex-players who hate the Colts because they, always win and……oh, maybe just Mort and Brunell.

  167. kenmasters34 says: Nov 1, 2015 10:49 PM

    I have completed my investigation.

    It is “more probable than not” the Colts deliberately kept the quarterbacks rib injuries off of the injury report.

    It is more probable than not” that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was “at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.

  168. seprix says: Nov 1, 2015 11:23 PM

    Colts 2014: “The Patriots are cheaters!”

    Colts 2015: “Let’s cheat!”

  169. gojags says: Nov 2, 2015 6:34 AM

    IF the league cared about the integrity of the game, they should’ve investigated the colts sucks for luck campaign four years back or when the colts piped the noise in the RCA dome.

  170. zigthepatsfan says: Nov 2, 2015 7:01 AM

    I’m sure Goodell is working on a sternly worded memo to send out to all teams to not do this as I type this

  171. afwhigs says: Nov 2, 2015 7:28 AM

    Remember, to Goodell it’s all about the “integrity of the game”.

    *slide whistle*

    So when he does nothing about this it will be interesting and informative of the hypocrisy which is rampant in the league, and especially the front office.

  172. danfromindy says: Nov 2, 2015 9:51 AM

    As a Colts fan I’ll say it…

    If this report is true (which is seems like it is). You pay your fine and/or give up draft picks and fire Grigson. Then you move on just like the Pats did win they were caught…

    Oh wait.. The Pats pay their fine and gave up draft picks then spent the next year yelling about how they were being unfairly treated…. Guess what Pats fans, you are the only ones still whining about deflate gate… You were caught you paid your penalty, move on and grow up…

    Please Colts, be better than the Pats and just deal with it and get over it…

  173. factschecker says: Nov 2, 2015 10:21 AM

    11 out of 12 ribs were cracked.

    -Chris Mortensen

  174. lippah23 says: Nov 2, 2015 11:13 AM

    Roger gna have to do something jets got fined 75 k for not disclosing farves injury if not it’s ammo in the pats holster of biasism

  175. patsfiend says: Nov 2, 2015 1:01 PM

    Sure seems like there’s a lot of smoke coming from Indianapolis. Not surprising considering the “leadership” team in place there. Rotten from the top. Sorry, Andrew… You should have pulled an Elway on them.

  176. me817 says: Nov 2, 2015 1:57 PM

    Andrew Luck should never have been in any game if he really had several ribs fractured at the time of the game. This wasn’t just irresponsible, it was really dangerous to Luck. If a fractured rib splintered into his lung, or worse, cut an artery, he’d be dead before any doctor could help him. The NFL better look at this, not as a simple violation, but as a safety issue. It’s as serious as can be.

  177. ygghh says: Nov 2, 2015 3:45 PM

    We need to see all emails texts and phone records from grigson. Integrity of the game it of the utmost importance. His possible connections to betting must be ruled out. He should be suspended and or banned. The Rats err colts should lose a draft pick.

  178. fanofpft says: Nov 2, 2015 5:51 PM

    This is your 7-8th story on this. Your Pathetics man crush has given you a vendetta.

  179. imodan says: Nov 2, 2015 9:58 PM

    I look forward to the raising of the Participation by Cheating banner.

  180. imodan says: Nov 2, 2015 10:16 PM

    danfromindy says:
    Nov 2, 2015 9:51 AM

    As a Colts fan I’ll say it…

    If this report is true (which is seems like it is). You pay your fine and/or give up draft picks and fire Grigson. Then you move on just like the Pats did win they were caught…

    Oh wait.. The Pats pay their fine and gave up draft picks then spent the next year yelling about how they were being unfairly treated…. Guess what Pats fans, you are the only ones still whining about deflate gate… You were caught you paid your penalty, move on and grow up…

    Please Colts, be better than the Pats and just deal with it and get over it…
    ——————————————————
    This guy, Indymarc and coltsfan166 probably have remarkably similar DNA. Just sayin.

  181. revelation123 says: Nov 3, 2015 12:26 AM

    “They’ll get a slap on the wrist, because violations…real or imagined are only important when the Patriots are involved.”
    —————-

    And what penalty did the Patriots incur for cheating on their injury reports? None. Nada. Zilch.

    The Patriots have been cheating on their injury reports for a very long time. Anyone who has been paying attention knows it. Even former Patriots players admit it.

    PFT did a report on it last year called:

    “Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports”

  182. scotatwater says: Nov 3, 2015 8:21 AM

    two new banners coming…we took the panthers into overtime!…and…our qb played with broken ribs!

  183. scotatwater says: Nov 3, 2015 8:25 AM

    dan from indy…theres a difference here,our team is relevant,the colts are not

  184. pattyarbuccholz says: Nov 3, 2015 2:12 PM

    “Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports”

    —————-

    Coming from those two, it MUST be true. Classic.

  185. orrnumberfour says: Nov 6, 2015 7:37 PM

    CHEATERS!

    More probably than not Luck was generally aware.

    For Luck: 4 game suspension.

    For the Colts team: $1 Million fine. Loss of a 1st round and 4th round draft pick.

    After all, its all about “integrity of the game”.

    And oh ya, almost forgot. As Goodell is so fond of saying: “The rules apply to everyone.”

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