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Andrew Luck’s retirement announcement did not go according to plan, thanks to someone leaking the information to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter did his job, reporting on the story as he’s paid to do. Yet the person responsible for the leak threw the entire organization into chaos and robbed Luck of the chance to announce his decision on his own terms. That person also set the stage for Luck to be booed off the field by the same fans that once cheered him on.

Simply put, the entire situation was a huge mess and a nightmare for the Colts to navigate through. Not surprisingly, Colts general manager Chris Ballard is upset with the person who leaked the information.

Whoever did leak it appears to have covered his or her tracks well, as Ballard has not been able to figure out who did the leaking.

It’s hard to not sympathize with Luck, Ballard and everyone in the organization over the entire situation.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.