POSTED 9:58 p.m. EDT, March 17, 2007


There's an uproar in league circles regarding the playoff share that the Indianapolis Colts supposedly have given to their scouts.

Per a league source, scouts of a team typically are paid an extra amount equivalent to 25-30 percent of the playoff share paid to each team.

The source tells us that, of the $129,500 playoff share paid to Colts players, the team's scouts got only $15,000.

That works out to roughly 11.5 percent.

"Everybody is pissed off about it," said the source.

Though there's no obligation for the Colts to make any extra payment to their scouts, it's strange (to say the least) that the franchise would make such a dramatic departure from league precedent.
Especially since the Colts' scouts have had a lot to do with the success of the franchise.
Indeed, scouts generally are regarded as the "foot soldiers"

So do the right thing, Napolian -- cut your scouts a bigger check.