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Colts Owner Irsay Criticizes Manning for Comments, ESPN Says

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay criticized quarterback Peyton Manning for complaining about the dour atmosphere on the team, saying he should have kept his opinions “in the family,” ESPN reported on its website.

Manning’s comments followed a 2-14 season, the team’s worst in 20 years, and several firings, including coach Jim Caldwell and vice chairman Bill Polian. They came six weeks before Irsay has to decide whether to pay the four-time National Football League Most Valuable Player, who did not play this season while recovering from neck surgery, a $28 million bonus or risk losing him as a free agent, ESPN said.

“If you got a problem, you talk to each other, it’s not about campaigning or anything like that,” Irsay told reporters, according to ESPN.

Manning told The Indianapolis Star that he had “reached out” to Irsay following their exchange, ESPN said.

To contact the reporters on this story: Alex Duff in Madrid at aduff4@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at at celser@bloomberg.net

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