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Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen says he isn't bothered by the Greeley school district's ban on his jersey number and others because they're associated with local gangs.
The district bans 13, 14 and 18 and their reverse, 31, 41 and 81. Dreessen wears 81.
The rule is three years old but made headlines this week after a third-grader wearing Peyton Manning's No. 18 was sent home to change.
Dreessen said Thursday the ban doesn't bother him if it prevents trouble.
Eighteen is in the name of the 18th Street gang, while 13 and 14 are associated with other gangs but not used in their names.
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According to FOXNews.com, students in Colorado are being told they can’t wear their number 18 Peyton Manning jersey’s to school because of an anti-gang policy.
“Some students in Greeley, Colo., are upset over an anti-gang policy that prohibits them from wearing Peyton Manning’s No. 18 jersey,” wrote FOX News.
“They told me I couldn’t wear 18 anymore...
According to Andreew Mason of SportingNews.com, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryus Thomas has had a difficult time getting his timing down with quarterback Peyton Manning.
Thomas is about a month behind Eric Decker because he was forced to wait until he had his pins removed from his pinky after undergoing offseason surgery.
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Students attending school in Weld Country District 6 near Denver aren't allowed to wear their brand new Peyton Manning jerseys to school.
The ban may be upsetting to many students and parents, but the rule doesn't target Manning's jersey specifically; it targets his number.
According to WCVB, a spokesperson for the school indicated that the numbers 13...
Denver Broncos quarterbacks (from left) Adam Weber, Peyton Manning, and Brock Osweiler participate in training camp practice on Sunday, July 29, 2012. (Kyle Montgomery/BroncoTalk.net photo)
The last time Peyton Manning was quarterbacking an NFL team, True Grit was topping the American box office.
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Peyton Manning's jerseys have been banned by schools in a Colorado school district. Find out the reason behind the move.
Manning will be a team captain in 2012. (Michael Conroy /AP)
On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos announced five team captains for the 2012 season. As expected, the group is highlighted by quarterback Peyton Manning.
Broncos’ 2012 team captains:
QB Peyton Manning (Offense)
G Chris Kuper (Offense)
CB Champ Bailey (Defense)
DE Elvis Dumervil (Defense)
LB Wesley Woodyard (Special Teams...
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