Colts’ longtime announcer retired after using racial slur

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was the first pick of the NFL football draft, is interviewed by Colts announcer Bob Lamey, left, at a draft party in Lucas Oil Stadium after he was introduced by the team in Indianapolis, Friday, April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime announcer Bob Lamey, who has announced his retirement as voice of the Indianapolis Colts, used a racial slur while retelling a story last week to a “friend.”

Lamey’s attorney released a statement Wednesday morning acknowledging Lamey used “inappropriate” language during an off-the-air conversation last week and immediately apologized to those involved.

A team official later issued a statement that said in part the Colts “deplore and do not tolerate the use of any racial slur — in any context.”

The 80-year-old Lamey retired last weekend. He had been the Colts’ radio play-by-play voice from 1984-91 and again from 1995 through the first preseason game on Aug. 9.

He was replaced in the booth by Matt Taylor on Monday night.

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  1. A team official later issued a statement that said in part the Colts “deplore and do not tolerate the use of any racial slur — in any context.”

    I guess that means there isn’t any rap music playing during practice, in the locker room, blasting from their players cars, etc. Right?

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