A day before the Indianapolis Colts host the Atlanta Falcons at Lucas Oil Stadium, the team’s media relations staff released a statement saying it has received assurances from the NFL that it is “not subject to any type of review” from the league’s official investigation into allegations that the team paid former player Andrew Luck more than $1.1 million to play a series of NFL games in 2016.
“We are confident that this review process will determine that we have not violated any league rules,” the statement reads.
of. review. “
At the same time, the Colts organization has made it clear that it has not received any type.
from the independent independent investigatory authority.”
The statement comes days after the league released a report that found the Colts violated its policy of paying players based on the number of games played and whether they were healthy enough to play.
The report concluded that the Colts made a profit by playing more than 100 games without having to disclose that the number was less than the number required to be eligible for a salary cap exemption.
Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Ryan Grigson have vehemently denied wrongdoing.
The NFL has also said the investigation has uncovered no evidence of collusion.
“It is our understanding that no further action is necessary, that we will be able to continue to comply with the rules as written and that the process will proceed in a transparent manner,” the Colts said in a statement Friday.
“In the meantime, we are grateful to the NFL for continuing to review the process and will continue our efforts to address any concerns that may have been raised.”
The Colts have also pledged to be transparent with the league as it pursues its own independent investigation into the matter.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the Colts will meet with NFL officials to discuss the independent investigation’s findings.
“The process we have set out for ourselves is a process that we expect to have the final report from the arbitrator, who is a very independent authority and will have a very good idea of the facts and the law,” Ballard said in his statement.
“So we’re not going to be in any way prejudging that process.”
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