Are you ready for Eargate? (Ear-o-gate?)

In a post-football profile, former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Tarik Glenn revealed that he and his linemen were fitted with hearing aids, a device that’s not allowed in the NFL.

“We were playing on the road, it might have been Peyton (Manning)’s rookie year and it was really loud,” Glenn explained to Clifton Brown of the Indianapolis Star. “Peyton hadn’t mastered the silent count, so (former offensive line coach) Howard Mudd had us wearing these hearing aids that were supposed to muffle the crowd while projecting the quarterback’s voice.”

Glenn made the unintended admission in an article on a completely unrelated topic, as he attempted to share a moment of levity from his playing days.

Manning’s rookie year took place in 1998, and Mudd served as a coach with the Colts until 2009.

Such an infraction would normally merit discipline from the league, but it would take quite an investigation to determine when and for how long the Colts used such a practice.

It is the offseason, however, and if those in the league offices have some free time, we just might have another “gate” on our hands.

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