After sending messages to one another through traditional and social media the last few days, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and quarterback Peyton Manning have issued the following joint statement:
"We would like to dispel any misperception that there might be any hard feelings between us.
"Since 1998, we have enjoyed a great relationship, based upon mutual respect and trust. We have always been able to talk and address matters we’ve faced over the years, not just as owner and player, but as friends. We had a long talk today and we want to assure Colts fans everywhere that we are both committed to maintaining our close relationship and to working together through any challenges the future may bring."