While the Indianapolis Colts have yet to confirm a formal ceremony in Indiana to honor retiring quarterback Peyton Manning, at least one report from local WTHR-TV columnist Bob Kravitz suggests the retiring passer will be welcomed back to the Hoosier State at noon on March 18 at the team complex.
The team would not confirm Kravitz’s report, but some sort of ceremony is expected, according to various local media sources. Kravitz later said in a radio appearance that Manning is expected to be in Indianapolis later this week to meet with Colts owner Jim Irsay.
Manning, who retired Monday after four seasons with the Denver Broncos, played 14 of his 18 years in Indianapolis and is largely credited with putting the Colts franchise on the NFL map. He rewrote the record books, won four of five NFL MVP awards and one of his two Super Bowl rings while wearing the horseshoe.
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