This takes “Spygate” to a whole new level.
According to a recent report by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the Indianapolis Colts feel they are not quite alone in the visitor’s locker room at Foxboro. King says he has “reliably” heard that quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen always step into the concourse hallways to discuss strategy for fear they will be overheard in the locker room.
“If you’re outside the locker room Sunday, don’t be surprised to see Manning and his first-year coordinator, Christensen, huddling for a few minutes,” King wrote, listing the Manning-Christensen huddle as one of the top things he’ll be watching for this weekend.
The hint that the Patriots may be monitoring the visitor’s locker room has yet to spark any real controversy in the league, and will hopefully be written off as mere suspicion by the Colts.
This wouldn’t be New England’s first brush with the NFL’s “no recording devices rule,” however. In 2007, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000, while the Patriots’ organization received a $250,000 fine for illegally filming the signals of New York Jets coaches in the season opener.