With Peyton Manning getting a lot of criticism from the allegations against him, we should look into the positive things that he has done to remind us what he has done for the people in the community.
Thanks to all who visit Predominantly Orange on a daily or weekly basis. We journalists here at PO, led by the illustrious Sayre Bedinger who extended the olive branch to me in a time of need, have a responsibility to tell you the truth.
In this vein of thought, I have become increasingly disenchanted with many media “above us” on the totem pole in big markets and even in bigger positions in the Denver and Salt Lake City markets, who cling to rumors that cannot be substantiated.
After he had a storybook ending to his career in helping the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 February 7, now-retired signal-caller Peyton Manning has had his character questioned while both HGH and allegations stemming from Tennessee hold no water based on the witnesses of others who have stood in his defense.
However, what we do increasingly get across the wire, as Broncos journalists, are stories that tell of Manning’s magnificence as a human being. Like Bedinger, I am a Christian, so you might as well know that as I proceed with this next statement.
In the Bible, which we hold dear, there is a passage that tells how you can know of a person’s character, “by their fruits ye may know them.”
In this way, I can come to no conclusion other than Manning is a good person who has others’ best interests at heart, as confirmed in this story.
In a report shared on KCNC-TV, Denver’s CBS affiliate Thursday morning, there was audio of a conversation shared between Peyton Manning and a Grand Junction, Colo. native, Savannah Romero, a “huge Broncos fan” who was injured in a motorcycle crash in North Dakota. Here is the story.
Manning offered her words of encouragement last week, per KCNC morning anchor Britt Moreno, following her March 7 crash.
Initially, she was airlifted to a hospital in Bismarck, N.D., and transferred to Denver at a future time.
The past two weeks, Romero was in a coma and her husband, Carlos, confirmed that Peyton Manning’s call was sufficient to lift her spirits which is always a good sign, regardless of whether you’re a football fan or not.
Peyton Manning was distinctly heard over the phone, as the video attests, wishing her the best of luck and saying many are praying for her to pull through this predicament.
Per the Dickinson (N.D.) Press, the mother of Romero’s daughter’s friend was able to get in touch with “Manning’s people” for this pleasant surprise to occur.
Romero has a “Go Fund Me” page, stating she is out of her coma and is in a semi-conscious state.
With this enlightening story, it is shown that Peyton Manning is still showing us how much class this man has. Even in retirement, he is reaching out to those in need.