Colts Request NFL to Review Possible Tampering with Andrew Luck by Washington Commanders
The Indianapolis Colts have asked National Football League officials to investigate the possibility that there was improper contact between the Washington Commanders and the Colts long-retired quarterback Andrew Luck, according to the Washington Post.
Luck, 33, is a four-time Pro Bowl selection who shockingly retired in 2019 with three seasons remaining on his contract, with that time being tolled following his departure which keeps him under contract with the Colts should he ever decide to return to the NFL.
Additionally, any improper contact by another club could constitute a violation of the NFL’s anti-tampering policy.
According to ESPN, the Colts were considering pursuing the matter following a report from ESPN on Saturday stating that the Commanders made attempts to find out if Luck has any interest in ending his retirement and returning to the field.
The Commanders are not believed to have spoken with Luck, nor his agent, which would be a direct violation of the league’s anti-tampering policy, but the question is if the Commanders spoke with a third party and if those actions constitute a violation.
The Colts are requesting clarity on the situation, as the anti-tampering policy is a bit vague.
“Any public or private statement of interest, qualified or unqualified, in another club’s player to that player’s agent or representative, or to a member of the news media, is a violation,” the relevant portion of the policy states.
Luck has been steadfast in his desire to remain retired, but it has not stopped rumors from circulating that he may again take the field. It has been the talk of sports social media over the last few years, but despite the rumors, Luck as stayed retired.