Radio stations seem to be spreading this rumor / story. I heard this reported on WAAF this morning, where they played the audio of what sounds like a CD of crowd noise skipping in the background of the game at the RCA Dome last night. Now, looking for a citation, I found it on another radio station's blog (they have audio as well).
If this turns out to be true, it doesn't make Colts fans look too good (especially when just last season Peyton Manning was begging them not to sell their tickets to the AFC Championship game to Patriots fans). But even if it's true, I personally don't plan to make a big deal of it, for one thing because we're obviously in a glass house this year with Camera-Gate.
But also because, the more I see of the NFL this year, the more I've come to believe that there's been a cultural shift in how teams operate. I believe that under Goodell's rule, nefarious practices that had become the norm and were swept under the rug by every team are being exposed. This might just be the Colts' pecadillo, and I'm sure every team has a skeleton in the closet. The way things are going we might see them all by season's end.
All that should matter to fans, then, is that this stuff is getting caught and hopefully corrected. That's all that matters to me, at least, and I'm not getting into a pissing contest over whose team is more evil.
Now if we could only do something about the officiating...
Update: According to a Newsday report, the NFL has determined the crowd noise came from a glitch in the CBS broadcast.