Jim Irsay claims a deal is close. The Colts owner on Saturday denied a report by Len Pasquarelli, which stated Luck's representatives were clashing over details around Luck's off-field endorsements. One source with knowledge of the talks indicated Luck would "have to clear" marketing proposals with Colts heavies.
As much as I respect my friend Lenny Pasquarelli;the"One Source"is completely wrong/We're close on #12 n final details unrelated 2 marketing- Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 23, 2012
Irsay (a lively one this Saturday morning) also denied that "some team officials" inside the organization believed Peyton Manning was overexposed during his run in Indianapolis.
It's ludicrous 2say we thought#18 was overexposed;he did a great job of focusing on football n "Branding"incredibly positive Image4Franchise- Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) June 23, 2012
It's hard to imagine Irsay or anyone inside the building was tweaked by Manning's visibility. He heaped nothing but good fortune on the team and city. Yes, he delved into cop noir with brother Eli, but he remained an assassin on the field until the curtain closed.Â
Irsay put it best: "Someone is being fed a big breaky of BS this morning!"