Peyton Manning Released by Colts After 14 Seasons

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 7, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 4:    Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts watches the action in the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The moment we all assumed would happen, but still have trouble believing, took place on Wednesday afternoon when Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts parted ways.ย 

In a televised press conference broadcast by ESPN2, Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay came together for one of the toughest moments for Colts fans to watch.ย Irsay officially broke the news to the fans as a somber Manning stood beside him.

Peyton Manning is no longer the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts.ย 


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