August 22, 2018

Colts' Longtime Announcer Retired After Using Racial Slur

Indianapolis Colts announcer Bob Lamey  interviews quarterback Andrew Luck, at a draft party in Lucas Oil Stadium after Luck was introduced by the team, Friday, April 27, 2012.  - AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Indianapolis Colts announcer Bob Lamey interviews quarterback Andrew Luck, at a draft party in Lucas Oil Stadium after Luck was introduced by the team, Friday, April 27, 2012.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy
By MICHAEL MAROT ,  AP Sports Writer

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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