INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay is upset Peyton Manning took his complaints public this week.
Shortly after introducing new coach Chuck Pagano on Thursday, Irsay said Manning should have kept his thoughts “in the family.” When asked whether a decision on Manning was next, Irsay went into a long answer, calling Manning a “politician” and suggested he was “campaigning” publicly.
In an interview this week with The Indianapolis Star, Manning said morale at the team complex was “not the best.”
Irsay did not say whether the next move in Indy’s overhaul will be about Manning’s $28 million bonus, due March 8. Instead, Irsay says the decision will be made solely on whether Manning is healthy enough to play.