League denies Colts pumped artificial crowd noise into game

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Indianapolis Colts contend the debate about the decibel level in the RCA Dome is merely noise, and they have the NFL taking their side.


A day after some unusual sounds were heard during the Colts-Patriots broadcast, the NFL issued a statement saying what sounded like simulated crowd noise was created by the CBS production crew, not the Colts.

"CBS has informed us that the unusual audio moment heard by fans during the Patriots-Colts game was the result of tape feedback in the CBS production truck and was isolated to the CBS broadcast," the NFL said. "It was in no way related to any sound within the stadium and could not be heard in the stadium."

PANTHERS: Coach John Fox said quarterback David Carr sustained a concussion late in Sunday's loss to Tennessee and his status for the game against Atlanta is uncertain.

Undrafted rookie Matt Moore is now the team's only healthy QB. It could force Carolina (4-4) to sign yet another quarterback this week.

EAGLES: Coach Andy Reid said he plans to stick with Donovan McNabb at quarterback for at least the rest of this year, no matter how far the team plummets in the standings.

BRONCOS: Quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't have the hairline fracture in his left leg he feared, but coach Mike Shanahan doesn't know whether he will play Sunday at Kansas City.

COWBOYS: Tank Johnson was activated after completing an eight-game suspension and is set to play his first game with his new team Sunday at the New York Giants.

TITANS: Rookie running back Chris Henry who faces a four-game suspension, is considering an appeal of his positive test for a substance added to the league's banned list within the past year, coach Jeff Fisher said.

BENGALS: Receiver Chad Johnson , who suffered a strained neck in the team's latest loss, could play Sunday in Baltimore, assuming the neck keeps healing, coach Marvin Lewis said.

- Receiver Chris Henry was activated after completing his eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's conduct policy.

DOLPHINS: Cleo Lemon will remain the No. 1 quarterback when Miami plays Buffalo on Sunday, coach Cam Cameron said.



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