The Falcons are being investigated for piping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome the past two seasons, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. According to Schefter, Atlanta is accused of piping in the noise while the opposing team was huddling and trying to call its play. If the Falcons are found to have employed that tactic, they could face a hefty fine and even be stripped of a draft choice.
A team spokesperson issued the following statement:
“We were informed during the season that the league office is looking into crowd noise during our games. We have cooperated fully with them, and we’re awaiting the outcome.”