PFT – As the Colts keep talking about what they knew and when they knew it about quarterback Andrew Luck, it’s become more and more clear that there’s at least thick smoke — and quite possibly a raging fire — regarding the possibility that the team deliberately disseminated false information in order to entice customers to renew their season tickets.
Here’s what owner Jim Irsay said on Twitter, back in January: “Andrew recovering from successful outpatient surgery to fix right shoulder injury that had lingered since 2015. Will be ready for season!”
As we now know, Luck won’t play in 2017. And so the question becomes whether Irsay was accidentally or deliberately inaccurate in January, when he made a promise that Luck “will be ready for season!” before fans had to decide whether to buy an expensive package of two preseason and eight regular-season game tickets that would allow them to enjoy the exploits of Andrew Luck.
Even without the Colts saying anything more, the circumstances reveal sufficient evidence to launch a class action on behalf of all season-ticket holders, on the basis that they were falsely induced to buy the tickets under the premise that Luck will play. Other things said by the Colts only strengthen that potential claim.
What a fraud, I didn’t even think of this but that’s exactly what happened here. This was done simply to sell tickets. They knew damn well what was going on with Luck. You don’t mislead your own fans who are going to buy season tickets only to withhold information like that. Just because you’re owner is a drunken fool, it doesn’t mean you can deceive them all without repercussions. Get those cell phone records Roger. I wonder if the lawsuit participants will get their own banner hung?