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Colts, NFL, others quiet about Irsay’s Twitter misadventure

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It’s still unclear how or why an extremely NSFW picture appeared on the Twitter account of Colts owner Jim Irsay. It’s becoming abundantly clear that the team, the league, and several media outlets won’t have much if anything to say about it.

The Colts have said nothing, Irsay has said nothing, and the NFL has said nothing about the if-you-had-to-guess-which-owner-this-happened-to-it-would-have-been-Irsay moment. Beyond that, there’s been no mention of the incident on ESPN.com or FOXSports.com. (Then again, the new Video! Video! Video! strategy at FOX largely entails the use of clips from FS1 shows, and there’s apparently some degree of lag between when the shows are televised and when the videos appear. So maybe by next Monday a video about it will appear on the FOX portal.)

As to the latest Irsay imbroglio, plenty of other media outlets have articles about it. CBS and PFT/NBC are the only league broadcast partners that have addressed it via the web. While it’s possible that ESPN has decided it’s not newsworthy (perhaps in the same way a certain lawsuit filed eight years ago against a certain quarterback wasn’t newsworthy), there’s no way the league-owned or team-owned media platforms will be addressing this one.

That’s one of the basic realities of league-owned and team-owned media. Any reporter who works for the Colts won’t be writing about something that reflects unfavorably on the man who owns the Colts. Likewise, with NFL Media partially owned by each of the 32 teams, that potato will be far too hot for the in-house kitchen to touch.

We’re willing to assume Irsay was hacked, again, even if he hasn’t said so expressly. Even if it was a hack, the fact that he didn’t learn the first time isn’t a good visual for a guy whose Twitter account provided a very unexpected visual to the entire world.

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15 Responses to “Colts, NFL, others quiet about Irsay’s Twitter misadventure”
  1. nhpats says: Jun 29, 2017 2:46 PM

    Yeah…and they are still quiet about Luck’s broken ribs

  2. campcouch says: Jun 29, 2017 2:52 PM

    No idea what was done and considering all of the other nonsense and tragedy happening around us, it probably doesn’t register. I’m not going to look for it. I’m going to guess not many others will as well.

  3. cobrala2 says: Jun 29, 2017 2:54 PM

    It’s also unclear why anybody you mention would say something about it.

  4. redclaw1314 says: Jun 29, 2017 2:55 PM

    Irsay is one of the favored owners.

  5. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 29, 2017 3:01 PM

    That’s one of the basic realities of league-owned and team-owned media. Any reporter who works for the Colts won’t be writing about something that reflects unfavorably on the man who owns the Colts. Likewise, with NFL Media partially owned by each of the 32 teams, that potato will be far too hot for the in-house kitchen to touch.

    Funny, I don’t recall a lot of holding back 2 years ago when a man devoid of honor and courage straight up lied about a team.

  6. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jun 29, 2017 3:09 PM

    redclaw1314 says:
    Jun 29, 2017 2:55 PM
    Irsay is one of the favored owners.
    ___________________________

    That’s because like most, but not all, of the other inheritor owners he is a rubber stamp voter for the commissioner.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 29, 2017 3:13 PM

    “Imbroglio” certainly describes Jim Irsay. I feel for Colts’ fans. What an embarrassment to mankind.

  8. mmack66 says: Jun 29, 2017 3:22 PM

    I would imagine that Irsay does a lot of things that he doesn’t remember doing.

  9. terripet says: Jun 29, 2017 3:22 PM

    Best owner in all of football

  10. xavier179 says: Jun 29, 2017 3:44 PM

    Reminds me of another irresponsible twitter user.

  11. straighcashhomey says: Jun 29, 2017 3:46 PM

    colts are going to be a mess as long as this guy owns team.

  12. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 29, 2017 4:25 PM

    His account got hacked? Yeah, right. All the other owners have their social media locked up tighter than the Presidents.

  13. stipez says: Jun 29, 2017 4:26 PM

    Why is Bill Clinton growing his hair out and why did you post a picture of it?

  14. chitowncolt says: Jun 29, 2017 9:03 PM

    Looks like they’re shaving more than points in Indy.

  15. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jun 29, 2017 9:22 PM

    Spaulding threw up in the sun roof again.

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