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Manning's agent holding up deal?

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08:04 AM ET 03.22 | Jim Irsay, who last week said labor issues wouldn't affect his relationship with his MVP quarterback, pointed a finger in the direction of Peyton Manning's agent over a contract issue. Irsay signaled on Monday some impatience with getting Manning's new contract done. Manning, who is slated to make $23 million in 2011 under the franchise tag, is seeking a new contract. The Colts have basically promised to make Manning the highest paid quarterback in the history of earth. Yet the new deal didn't get done to the seeming consternation of Irsay. "It should get done," said Irsay. "If you ask me it should have gotten done. You'll have to ask [Manning's agent] Tom Condon why it's not done."

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March 22, 2011  08:06 AM ET

A deal will get done regardless of any holdup by either side, this is a non story.

March 22, 2011  08:15 AM ET
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Only 23 Million? Maybe Manning should try doing a commercial to help make ends meet.

Really...how many Oreos can a guy shove down his throat?

March 22, 2011  08:18 AM ET

This may have been a leverage tactic to labor negotiations with Manning's contract expiring....

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March 22, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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Really...how many Oreos can a guy shove down his throat?

Enough to split with Justin Timberlake while watching Sony TVs.

March 22, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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This article makes no sense whatsoever. A deal is going to be made. The Colts have gone on record stating they want to make Manning the highest paid player. If it was the other way around where the Colts were hesitant to give Manning the contract, then this article would be relevant.

This is true.

March 22, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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This article makes no sense whatsoever. A deal is going to be made. The Colts have gone on record stating they want to make Manning the highest paid player. If it was the other way around where the Colts were hesitant to give Manning the contract, then this article would be relevant.

Absolutely agree. Manning's name is on the class-action suit against the league. If he signs a new contract to make him fatter and happier while it's in litigation that sends the wrong message. The deal will get done when the time is right.

March 22, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Irsay don't diss Peyton like the Jankees did Jete during their contract negotiations. The world knows Peyton is the face of the Colts for years to come.

March 22, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Manning is probably talking to the Jets

March 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET

This is a non-issue!

March 22, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Poor Peyton. It's always the little guys like him who get hurt by these lockouts.

March 22, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Manning is probably talking to the Jets

about footwear?

March 22, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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Enough to split with Justin Timberlake while watching Sony TVs.

Creepy thought... Two dudes splitting oreos??

March 22, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Maybe he's holding out so he can be player coach after Jim Caldwell cost them a playoff game

March 22, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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Irsay don't diss Peyton like the Jankees did Jete during their contract negotiations. The world knows Peyton is the face of the Colts for years to come.

Yes, the Yankees really dissed Jeter by making a 37-yr old SS in decline the highest paid SS in the league.

March 22, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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Yes, the Yankees really dissed Jeter by making a 37-yr old SS in decline the highest paid SS in the league.

A real slap in the face huh ?

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March 22, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Who Cares....he's a great Q.B. but NO ONE person is worth that much money.......just obcene!!

March 22, 2011  10:26 AM ET

Sounds like Irsay is worried about a new CBA even allowing a team to franchise tag a player with as many years in as Peyton.
No reason for him to sign anything. If ya don't like it Mr. Irsay, cut him, just like you did Sanders. Shoe is on the other foot now. Deal with it. You cut players all the time.

 
March 22, 2011  10:34 AM ET

Tom Condon is Bob Sanders agent:
Irsay terminated Sanders contract before it was up.
The Colts played their trump card when it was good for them.
Condon and Peyton are using theirs.

So Irsay has NO complaint. None.

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