New England Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft accused the Indianapolis Colts of illegally playing artificial crowd noise over the PA system during yesterday’s game against the Patriots, but the NFL has determined that the Colts are innocent of the accusation.
Kraft, watching the broadcast of the game on CBS, thought that he heard excessive noise beyond the loud cheering that the fans present at the game were able to produce. The NFL looked into the matter and determined that the Colts do not cheat at football, something the Patriots cannot say about themselves.
“CBS has informed us that the unusual audio moment heard by fans during the Patriots-Colts telecast was the result of tape feedback in the CBS production truck and was isolated to the CBS broadcast,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday. “It was in no way related to any sound within the stadium and could not be heard in the stadium.”
The Colts have been previously accused of playing extra crowd noise into the PA system during games, but have yet to be found guilty. Kraft’s own team was accused earlier this season of cheating and was GUILTY.