Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay said his lawyers are prepared to file a $100-million lawsuit against the publisher of Sports Illustrated over an article on Irsay in the magazine's current issue.
Irsay announced plans to sue Time Inc. during a visit to the Colts' locker room after his team defeated the Buffalo Bills, 24-14, Sunday.
"It's untrue," Irsay said of the article written by E.M. Swift. "We'll be filing a $100-million suit against them Monday. And a federal judge in Chicago will get the court case, and I've got all the papers to prove they're almost all wrong."
"Sports Illustrated will stand totally behind its story," Managing Editor Mark Mulvoy said. "In publishing its story, Sports Illustrated has followed to the letter all its fact-checking procedures and went through the test of every legal check in the legal operation."