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Peyton says it’s his wife who’s trying to buy a piece of the Grizzlies

Newly-signed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife Ashley watch the New York Mets take on the Colorado Rockies in their MLB game in Denver Reuters

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says the report that he’s trying to buy a piece of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies isn’t quite right: According to Manning, it’s his wife, Ashley, who is the investor in the group trying to buy the Grizzlies.

In statements released by the Broncos, both Ashley and Peyton said that the wife is investing in basketball while the husband focuses on football.

“I am proud of Ashley as she pursues this opportunity with the Memphis Grizzlies,” Peyton’s statement said. “While my focus is on playing quarterback for the Denver Broncos, I look forward to watching her become involved with her hometown team.”

Ashley indicated that her interest in the Grizzlies is largely about keeping the team in town, with local ownership.

“I am very excited to make the commitment to join the potential new ownership group of the Memphis Grizzlies,” Ashley Manning said. “As a native of Memphis, it was important to me that the Grizzlies remain in Tennessee and continue to have a positive impact on the community.”

There’s no word on how much money the Mannings are investing or what percentage of the Grizzlies they’ll own. But to the extent that either half of the couple is spending time on this project during the football season, it’s going to be Mrs. Manning.

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30 Responses to “Peyton says it’s his wife who’s trying to buy a piece of the Grizzlies”
  1. gunndlewittlebaum says: Oct 4, 2012 6:11 PM

    Ok. But WHOSE money is she buying it with?

  2. Stiller43 says: Oct 4, 2012 6:13 PM

    What money does Mrs Manning have?

  3. walker615 says: Oct 4, 2012 6:14 PM

    I don’t care which of them it is, that is straight up balling. I would venture a guess that manning has made twice as much money (all things considered) as any other NFL player in history.

  4. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 4, 2012 6:17 PM

    Y’all ever hear of a joint account? She’s from a successful family in her own right. Not Peyton successful, but from a very good family. She went to UVA and is very smart. Keeps a LOW profile though. Very private.

  5. granadafan says: Oct 4, 2012 6:25 PM

    Riiiiiight. She’s buying the Grizzlies with Peyton’s money.

  6. mataug says: Oct 4, 2012 6:31 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 4, 2012 6:17 PM

    Y’all ever hear of a joint account? She’s from a successful family in her own right. Not Peyton successful, but from a very good family. She went to UVA and is very smart. Keeps a LOW profile though. Very private.

    From a successful enough family to invest in a NBA team ? Get real.
    This is an investment by Peyton being made by his wife on his behalf, that’s it.

  7. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 4, 2012 6:34 PM

    “From a successful enough family to invest in a NBA team ? Get real.
    This is an investment by Peyton being made by his wife on his behalf, that’s it.”

    RIGHT, that’s why I said “y’all ever heard of a joint account”. Meanings what’s his is also hers? They’ve been together since early on in college.

  8. pj1983a says: Oct 4, 2012 6:36 PM

    “Ok. But WHOSE money is she buying it with?”

    The Broncos’.

  9. tom12brady says: Oct 4, 2012 6:36 PM

    She is buying it with the 12 cents she had before she married Payton. never had a job a day in her life….just saying

  10. ctiggs says: Oct 4, 2012 6:40 PM

    Thats a pretty generous Sweetest Day gift there Peyton.

  11. n0hopeleft says: Oct 4, 2012 6:45 PM

    Make your money work for you.

    Straight cash homey.

  12. sactogary says: Oct 4, 2012 6:48 PM

    Maybe she can make some real money so Peyton can quit his second job – you know, the one where he has to wear fairy wings.

  13. csviafw says: Oct 4, 2012 6:59 PM

    When you’re married there is no “he’s buying this, or she’s buying that”. It may be her interest, and it may be money that he brought home, but they are BOTH buying it.

    And before you go all “it’s his money”, she is probably raising his kids (twins) 24/7 during football season so stop with the “his money” junk. If my wife is raising my kids, she has every right to any household income regardless of whose name is on the check. She’s earning it too.

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 4, 2012 7:07 PM

    it will be in her name til her retires from the nfl, wink wink

  15. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 4, 2012 7:07 PM

    they dont call him pay-me-tons manning for nothing!!!!

  16. jfinn5 says: Oct 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    Did not take a stand in the lockout. What do you expect?

  17. benh999 says: Oct 4, 2012 7:41 PM

    Who cares?

  18. Max says: Oct 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    “Ok. But WHOSE money is she buying it with?”

    “The Broncos’.”

    Hilarious!

  19. conormacleod says: Oct 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    I guess Peyton wasn’t in the 30 for 30 episode of “Broke”.

  20. beedubyatoo says: Oct 4, 2012 7:55 PM

    Peyton married well.

  21. doubleogator says: Oct 4, 2012 8:16 PM

    It was a loan from Eli….

  22. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2012 8:23 PM

    If by chance there’s someone here that believes Peyton isn’t involved in this, I have this land for sale……

  23. robgilman says: Oct 4, 2012 8:23 PM

    “Honey, can I get a basketball team??”

  24. lindee3479 says: Oct 4, 2012 8:34 PM

    Ashley Manning is a very successful real estate agent – high end real estate. She probably has more than enough of her own money to buy into the Grizzlies.

  25. vikingdoode says: Oct 4, 2012 8:56 PM

    she has half of what Payton makes… whose raises the kids…

  26. clubergo says: Oct 4, 2012 9:00 PM

    And Romanowski’s wife only invested in perscription drugs….Oh and Brought down Balco and Baseball…

  27. rcali says: Oct 4, 2012 10:28 PM

    Wow, she must get one heck of an allowance.

  28. johninthewest says: Oct 5, 2012 1:08 AM

    Who cares..The Mannings were seen at the grocery store purchasing a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread.

  29. swede700 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:04 AM

    Ashley Manning is not a real estate agent, she’s a real estate developer. Who else is a real estate developer? The owner of the Minnesota Vikings. She most likely has enough money on her own.

  30. diamondmo33 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:33 PM

    Quite a few people here in Indianapolis
    Knew she had her own money,a substantial amount actually,she’s very successful in her own right.

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