Former Colts Lineman Admits to Cheating Scandal to Help Peyton Manning
When it comes to the New England Patriots, we’ve heard every type of (insert word here)-gate when people accuse them of cheating, but I’m sure you’ve never heard of ear-gate. Surprisingly, this time it isn’t the Patriots.
The Indianapolis Colts will always be that team that blew the whistle on the New England Patriots and thus started ‘deflategate,’ which ultimately got Tom Brady suspended for the 1st four games of the 2016 season.
Now, a former Colts offensive lineman, Tarik Glenn, is blowing the whistle on the franchise he played for by revealing that he and his linemen were fitted with hearing aids, a device that’s not allowed in the NFL.
“We were playing on the road, it might have been Peyton’s rookie year, and it was really loud,” Glenn told Clifton Brown of the Indianapolis Star. “Peyton [Manning] hadn’t mastered the silent count, so [former offensive line coach] Howard Mudd had us wearing these hearing aids that were supposed to muffle the crowd while projecting the quarterback’s voice.”
To be fair, Glenn made this unintended admission in an article on a completely unrelated topic, as he was just sharing random moments during his playing days when this came out.
Manning’s rookie year was 1998 and it would be extremely hard for the league to go back and attempt to find out how long the Colts used these illegal hearing aids for, making it impossible to impose any type of sanction on the franchise almost 20 years after the fact.
Twitter ate this all up, let’s see what they had to say…
Yeah never mind the whole Marvin Harrison may have shot somebody outside his bar thing
— Brian Marandola (@Armyphish) July 4, 2017
@DeanDaer fishy! Not to mention whatever Peyton had implanted in his giant forehead..
— Sara Candice (@sara_candice) July 4, 2017
Didn't help them at all Peyton's rookie season they were 3-13
— Ricky Blanchette (@RickyBlanchette) July 4, 2017
Just like a "slightly deflated ball" helped the Pats best the Colts by almost 40?
— Celtics 2018 Champs (@BMM83196) July 4, 2017
— John Paul Lage III (@JohnPaulLagelll) July 5, 2017
Honestly, lets just move one, yeah the pats got royally screwed but whats done is done
— Alex Watts (@alexjwatts83) July 4, 2017
Have u noticed Boston media eating this up lol
— Groovy Tre (@trentperry8) July 4, 2017
I accept the challenge you never should have went there
— Michael Barnes (@Michael74316523) July 4, 2017
Lets Go ESPN where is all the Outrage over those Cheating Colts !!!!
"Bill The Fraud Scumbag Polian" Such a Richard Head
— Mark Bentley (@mppatsfan) July 5, 2017
— OffTheMonsterSports (@OTMSportsBOS) July 4, 2017
— Marrocco (@MrMarrocbro) July 4, 2017
So those Cheating Colts Former Colts Offensive Lineman admits to using illegal amplifiers in their ears on the Road to hear Manning calls
— Mark Bentley (@mppatsfan) July 4, 2017
Patriots falsely accused of cheating:
"Tom Brady's career is based on cheating!"
Colts proven cheaters on multiple occasions:
— JP (ATL led 28-3) (@JohnParshon) July 4, 2017
Look at the size of that forehead I've seen smaller IMAX screens. You'd think with all that cheating the Colts would have had better results
— Tim O'Neil (@Somoto917) July 4, 2017
I think the cheating was more on bills part w spygate and deflate gate really didnt matter much they shit on the colts regardless
— Alex Crawford (@AlexanderCrawf7) June 10, 2017
Didn't the Dolphins get penalties for how they got Shula from the Colts? Wouldn't that be "cheating" if there were penalties #knowyourfacts
— Christopher Laythe (@bnlfan_thunder) June 6, 2017
If you not cheatin, you not tryin…
— tj organ (@Temujincle2Tj) July 4, 2017
@78tglenn If you guys were mic'd up, how do explain all those false starts?
— PACE (@pace02448) July 4, 2017
"Peyton didn't have to cheat for his rings"
— King Gio (@Imyabro) July 4, 2017
Peyton will send all involved parties some Papa John's pizza and Budweisers and all will be forgotten
— Mike (@MG973024) July 4, 2017
Remember when manning had that whole HGH thing going on and didn't hear much about it, could you imagine if that had been Brady????
— 5xCHAMPS!!!! (@iamdoofie) July 4, 2017
It's more evidence that Goodell's overreactions created the "Gates" There's always gamesmanship in sports. Goodell's ego is the problem.
— Bill M (@_BillM) July 4, 2017
Rookie year, losing record, hadn't messaged silent count… non-story. pic.twitter.com/UmzGLY3oPA
— Mike A. (@Supermike72) July 4, 2017
Roger Goodell: "nothing to see here"
— borisan (@borisan28) July 4, 2017
— SAFESOARING LLC. (@Denuch71) July 4, 2017
What's worse is selling Papa John's pizza for $12.99 on TV and pocketing the profits.
— rrlse (@priusport) July 4, 2017
Burn the franchise to the ground.
— Mike Burke (@mikeburke91) July 4, 2017