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False COVID Alarm: NFL Team Shuts Facility, Then Reopens

Indianapolis Colts had multiple false positives

(Newser) - The NFL's COVID roller coaster played out in Indianapolis on Friday, as the Colts closed their practice facility after multiple positive tests, only to reopen it hours later when those tests were re-run and found to be false positives, reports USA Today . The scare came after four people in... More »

NFL Linebacker Gives Young Fan His Glove—and Wedding Ring

Oops

(Newser) - NFL players often give gloves to fans after a game ends—but when Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard did so after Sunday's game, he also accidentally gave away his wedding ring, the Spun reports. "My step-nephew got @dsleon45’s game gloves yesterday," Bleacher Report's Tyler Brooke... More »

NFL Game Gets Off to a Literally Fiery Start

Field catches on fire at Nissan Stadium in Nashville before Titans-Colts game

(Newser) - If the Indianapolis Colts were looking for a heated showdown against the Tennessee Titans, they got it Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. CNN reports on an actual fire that broke out on the field during the Titans' home opener, right before kickoff as the players burst onto the field... More »

Radio Host Criticizes Luck as 'Millennial' Whiner

But that's the exception after star QB's surprise decision to retire at 29

(Newser) - Andrew Luck's surprise decision to retire from football at age 29 continues to reverberate in the world of sports and beyond. The Indianapolis Colts QB played six seasons but said he could no longer deal with the endless cycle of injury and rehab that he said made life on... More »

Franchise QB Stuns With Decision to Retire

Frequently injured Andrew Luck is retiring from the Indianapolis Colts at age 29

(Newser) - The first man taken in 2012's NFL draft is the first man out ahead of the 2019 season: Franchise QB Andrew Luck watched from the sidelines as his Indianapolis Colts lost a preseason game to the Bears on Saturday, took a deep breath, and tearily announced his retirement at... More »

Cops: Suspect in Fatal Colts Crash Gave Us Fake Name

Manuel Orrego-Savala had been deported in 2007 and 2009

(Newser) - Police say a man being held in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the US. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name of Alex Cabrera Gonsales following... More »

Suspected Drunken Driver Kills NFL Player

Edwin Jackson, 26, played for the Indianapolis Colts

(Newser) - Some awful NFL news on Super Bowl Sunday: A suspected drunken driver struck and killed Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and another man about 4am, police say. Edwin Jackson, 26, is dead, along with Jeffrey Monroe, 54. Police say both men were standing by a car on the side of... More »

NFL Punter Makes Unusual Career Change

Indianapolis Colts' Pat McAfee will produce content for satirical Barstool Sports site

(Newser) - One of the best punters the Indianapolis Colts ever had just kicked his NFL career to the curb. At just 29, Pat McAfee has decided to walk away from the game and onto the comedy scene, a surprise he announced on live TV Wednesday night, the Indianapolis Star reports. His... More »

Ex-NFL Player Fatally Shoots Self While Moving Duffel Bag

Zurlon Tipton was dropping his car off at a dealership

(Newser) - A former NFL running back accidentally and fatally shot himself Tuesday at a car dealership outside Detroit while moving a duffel bag containing two guns, WJBK reports. According to the Indianapolis Star , Zurlon Tipton brought his Jeep to the dealership to be serviced. He was moving personal items from his... More »

Unkind Tom Brady Message on 20K Beer Cans

Sun King Brewery supplies beer to another team's stadium

(Newser) - Love Tom Brady? Then stay away from Wee Mac Scottish Ale, which has a simple message on the bottom of 20,000 cans: "Tom Brady Sux." Not surprisingly, the brewer behind the prank supplies beer to the Indianapolis Colts' home stadium, Fox News reports. "A SKB employee... More »

Huge Inflation: Deflategate Ball Sells for $44K

Little piece of Patriots shame-memorabilia does not come cheaply

(Newser) - One of the famously underinflated footballs used by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their march to this year's Super Bowl victory sold at auction yesterday, and ESPN reports that its value was anything but flat at $43,740. The ball, the only one from the now-infamous... More »

11 of 12 Patriots' Game Balls Were Deflated: Report

League says it's still investigating DeflateGate

(Newser) - Allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in Sunday's game appear to be true: Unnamed NFL sources have confirmed as much to ESPN , though league officials tell the AP that "we're still awaiting findings." The ESPN report holds that 11 of 12 game balls... More »

DeflateGate: Patriots Face New Cheating Investigation

NFL investigating whether Super Bowl-bound team deflated ball yesterday

(Newser) - The New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl, but under the cloud of a new cheating scandal: The NFL is looking into allegations that the Patriots might have deflated the football in last night's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. An NFL insider told WTHR of the investigation,... More »

Patriots Rout Colts for AFC Title

They'll face Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl after 45-7 win

(Newser) - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more—the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots dominant duo earned a sixth trip to the Super Bowl with a 45-7 wipeout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game before... More »

Fans Freak at ESPN Fantasy Football Outage

Network apologizes for glitch during highly trafficked Week 1 game

(Newser) - Last night's game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts was anything but an ESPN fantasy: Rather, it turned into a social media nightmare after the network's fantasy football website and app went down—somewhat inconveniently during what USA Today Sports says was the "most trafficked fantasy... More »

After DWI Charge, Colts' Irsay Heads to Rehab

Multiple prescription drugs found during traffic stop

(Newser) - The family of Colts owner Jim Irsay said today that he has placed himself in a treatment facility after police found multiple prescription drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The 54-year-old Irsay, who acknowledged a painkiller dependency more than a decade ago, faces preliminary charges of misdemeanor driving... More »

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared... More »

Colts Player Arrested on Gun Charges

Police found unlicensed gun in car with Colts safety Joe Lefeged

(Newser) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in DC today, after cops pulled over a car he was riding in for speeding, and found a handgun inside. Lefeged, 25, and another passenger were charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition,... More »

5 Rookie QBs to Watch Today

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III among NFL's 5 rookie starters

(Newser) - Peyton who? Rookie quarterbacks are looking to rule on any given Sunday this year. And as the NFL kicks off its first Sunday of the 2012 season, five teams are placing their fates in the hands of rookie starters—up from the previous record of three in 1960. The Christian ... More »

Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,... More »

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