A certain NFL team could find themselves in some hot water over a player who has been retired for almost five years.
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been away from the game since announcing his retirement during training camp in 2019. But the team still owns rights to the ex-QB, and owner Jim Irsay needs every team to be clear on that.
The 63-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday night to post the following:
While Irsay didn’t name anyone, it’s believed he was referring to the Washington Commanders as an ESPN report claimed they “even phoned about retired Andrew Luck” last offseason as they were desperate to sign a QB.
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The report didn’t offer any clarity over who exactly the Commanders called, but they apparently did not contact the Colts. As the owner rightly stated, if they did reach out to the former player or a representative, that would amount to tampering.
Irsay’s tweet has gotten plenty of reactions from NFL fans, some of which you could check out below:
Luck still had three years left on his contract with the Colts when he retired from the NFL and the team will have rights to him for three more years should he ever decide to come out of retirement.
It’s now being reported that the Colts are looking into the reports. The Commanders could take a significant hit if they’re found to have contacted Luck illegally. It’s worth noting that the Miami Dolphins lost two draft picks last August after tampering with Tom Brady.
The Colts owner would have probably let this slide if it was any other team but he is known to dislike Dan Snyder and would probably be happy to hit him with a parting shot if he can. Snyder should be far away from the Commanders by the time this is over, though.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.