Tony Dungy says the Indianapolis Colts never cheated during his years as coach of the team after Deion Sanders accused Indianapolis of doing so.
Sanders made the comments as an analyst for NFL Network after Sunday's Super Bowl about the Colts cheating when colleague LaDainian Tomlinson said some might question the New England Patriots' success because of Spygate.
"Those same critics, did they say anything about the wins that the Indianapolis Colts had? You want to talk about that, too? Because they were getting everybody's signals," Sanders said. "Come on, you don't walk up to the line and look over here and the man on the sideline giving you the defense that they've stolen the plays of. We all knew. LT knew. Everybody in the NFL knew. We just didn't let the fans know. That was real and that was happening in Indy."
Dungy was on "Pro Football Talk Live" on Wednesday to explain that the Colts, like all other teams, did steal signals, but never cheated.
"I think we have to go back to what is cheating," Dungy said. "People accusing us of cheating? I don't think that's the case. Stealing signals? You can go back to the 1800s in baseball, you can go anywhere there were signals done, and people were looking and watching and trying to get signals."