When Peyton Manning returns to the field, it will be a race to see which media member is the first to address one of the quarterback’s most confidential topics – fatherhood.
News the Colts quarterback and his wife, Ashley, welcomed twins surfaced in the spring, but Manning has yet to publicly discuss his family.
Indianapolis Business Journal reporter Anthony Schoettle writes, “So when is someone going to have the gumption—or the order from a network executive in an ivory tower—to pull the trigger and ask the question?
…I was almost stunned that CBS Sports’ Sam Ryan didn’t pop the papa question during Friday’s preseason game in Lucas Oil Stadium. Manning was unusually chipper during the interview and seemed primed to answer a probing question.
Maybe Manning has more power than I think. Maybe he has warned the networks that any questions about his family is strictly out of bounds and will be flagged with a no-more-interviews-ever penalty.”