Contact Us

Peyton Manning Chokes Up During Press Conference Announcing His Departure From Indianapolis Colts

Getty Images/Photographer:Scott Halleran/Staff

In a press conference today, it was announced that the Indianapolis Colts franchise has chosen to not exercise the contract option on famed quarterback Peyton Manning. According to the press release, “The four-time MVP and 11-time Pro Bowl Manning is an unrestricted free agent.”

Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay, Colts franchise Owner and CEO, both spoke at the conference about the decision. Peyton answered most of the questions and even choked up when he began reminiscing about his time with the Colts. He expressed a deep love for the city of Indianapolis and assured the citizens and fans he wouldn’t pull roots. Peyton asked everyone to keep things into perspective and expressed his condolences and prayers for the many Hoosiers and Tennesseans who had lost their lives and homes in last week’s storms.

“Today is a very difficult day for every Colts fan,” said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay.  “Peyton Manning has meant so much to the organization, the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and to Colts fans worldwide.  We salute Peyton for all he has accomplished on and off the field, and we wish him health and happiness as he moves forward.”

“Peyton represented what we aspire to have in our players.  He promised to win for the Colts years ago, and he did.  His achievements are as notable as those of any athlete in any sport, and I offer him my sincerest thanks for his outstanding service and example.”


Best of WKDQ

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WKDQ Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WKDQ Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.