Peyton Manning: No comment on Irsay-Fox squabble


If you thought Peyton Manning would ramp up the drama in the firestorm involving his current coach and former owner, think again.

During a conference call with Indianapolis reporters and again during a media gathering at the Denver Broncos' facility, Manning made it clear he wouldn't weigh in on recent comments by John Fox or Jim Irsay.

"I don't have anything to say about either one of those," Manning said.

The quarterback was asked if he could explain if his relationship with Irsay has been strained or remains the same.

Manning's response? "No, I can't. And I won't."

Irsay told USA Today this week that the Indianapolis Colts "changed (their) model a little bit" because they wanted more than the one ring the franchise won during Manning's 14-year run in Indy. The owner's comments were perceived by Fox to be a "cheap shot" at the star quarterback.

Fox didn't elaborate on his Irsay comments during his Wednesday press conference, though he did say he stood by his comments.

Manning was more open when asked about being released by the Colts and how he felt about the move 18 months later.

"I've learned that in life you have to be at peace with other people's decisions that affect you that you have no control over," he said.

Manning has a knack for saying the right thing, so it shouldn't come as a surprise he sidestepped the circus here. The quarterback says his focus is on the Colts and Sunday night. Are you surprised?

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