A spokeswoman for the Medical Center of Aurora said future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday called several patients being treated for injuries they sustained during Friday’s massacre at the midnight premiere of “Dark Knight Rises.”
Sinister lunatic James Holmes wounded 58 people and murdered 12 individuals in the crowded Century Aurora 16 multiplex.
Manning, a five-time First-Team All-Pro and deserving member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, signed a five-year contract worth $96 million with the nearby Denver Broncos as a free agent on March 20.
The four-time AP NFL MVP, who was forced to miss the entire 2011 campaign after undergoing an alarming four neck surgeries in 19 months, is diligently rehabbing to prepare himself for Denver’s season opener against the Chicago Bears on September 9 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Cynical, and heartless, jackasses will dismiss Manning’s actions as a mere public relations ploy.
Such unsettling thinking is naive and unfair to Manning and the victims of this horrific tragedy.
The 11-time Pro-Bowler wasn’t obligated to do anything whatsoever.
However, Peyton Manning did do something and, rather than looking for ulterior motives, fans and members of the media should embrace the goodness inside of the legendary signal-caller.