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With the ink on the divorce papers of the Colts and QB Peyton Manning not yet dry, the general perception seems to be that there is some animosity between Manning and owner Jim Irsay, the man responsible for Manning's release.
And with good reason.
There were several times during the past few months when the public sparring between the two sides appeared to be contentious. Whether it was Manning referring to the Colts' complex as a "poor place for healing," or Irsay calling Manning a "politician," the relationship between the two men certainly seemed to be strained.
However, according to a source on the scene, while there was plenty of posturing and politicking — all of which was to be expected — from both sides leading up to the divorce, we hear it never grew personal between Manning and Irsay. The raw emotions that were on display at the press conference announcing Manning's release were very real and very genuine, we hear, and there were a number of longtime Colts beat men who were also very sentimental.
Now, that doesn't mean Manning doesn't want to exact revenge on his former team; he will be looking to show the Colts — as well as the rest of his doubters — that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.