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Of mice and Manning

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff November 10, 2009 07:47 AM

The mind games are underway.

Not content just pumping in fake noise these days, it appears the Indianapolis Colts have turned to a new strategy for throwing the New England Patriots off their game: mouse poop.

Indianapolis' WXIN broke the story leading its 10 p.m. newscast last night, when a worker for Centerplace Catering decided to blow the whistle on Lucas Oil Stadium's dirty, little secret.

This is just the latest citation of wrongdoing at the Colts' home though. The report cites:

Centerplate Catering and Lucas Oil Stadium have been cited for food safety violations dating back to 2008. In January 2009, health investigators found dead rodents hadn't been removed from food service areas. In March, investigators found mice feces by coffee urns. In April, a report showed mice running through a Stadium Kitchen. In September, there were violations for improperly storing toxic materials and for "unsafe food" that wasn't being kept cold or hot enough at Lucas Oil.

Is this all part of another diabolical, master plan by Colts president Bill Polian leading up to Sunday's showdown against the Patriots? Well, of course not. Still, I'd eat at the hotel.


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