Former Colts Lineman Admits to Cheating Scandal to Help Peyton Manning

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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…

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