8 Mar 2012

Quarterback great released by Colts

7:46 am on 8 March 2012

Quarterback Peyton Manning has been released by the Indianapolis Colts after a 14-year stint with the franchise that included a Super Bowl win and four National Football League MVP awards.

35 year old Manning missed all of last season after neck surgery, and he was due a $34-million bonus if the club had decided to keep him.

Doctors have cleared Manning, who had never missed a start before last season, to resume his career, and he's returned to training.