With his team in front of a national audience and the NFL draft a day away, fans have started gathering to get an inside look at the NFL Draft on Sunday.
And for many of the more than 300 people who gathered Saturday at the Indianapolis Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium, it was not just about watching their favorite team go up against the NFL’s other biggest names.
The players themselves have been in the news this week for the way they handled a situation with a former teammate.
The Colts’ Reggie Wayne is facing a suspension after he was charged with domestic violence and was found to have choked his girlfriend.
Wayne had a court date set for Wednesday, but has not yet appeared in public.
In the aftermath of Wayne’s arrest, many fans and fans of other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, were not pleased with the Colts’ handling of the situation.
Former NFL players and their supporters rallied outside the Colts headquarters Saturday, chanting, “Hey, hey, ho ho!
The Colts were the only team that did not make a statement condemning Wayne.
The situation was so dramatic that Wayne’s former girlfriend said she wanted to meet the Colts players and the fans in person.
She called the draft situation “the most embarrassing day of my life.”
I just want to say, ‘Hey, hello, we’re here for you, we are here for our team,’ she said.
The Indianapolis Colts have already made an official statement on the matter, saying in a statement that “we have no knowledge of the incident and have not spoken with the former player.”