Rumors Spread That Peyton Manning's Considering Political Career, Now He's Responding

Pro football superstar Peyton Manning has been retired from the NFL for more than a year now. He says he’s been enjoying his time away from the game with his family, watching brother Eli play and staying busy with making commercials and his charitable endeavors.

Manning has made appearances here and there, but for the most part he’s stayed out of the spotlight over the last year or so.

However, his name cropped up again in the media recently in regard to rumors that he might run for U.S. Senate.

When he was interviewed at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas this week, Manning laid those runors to rest.

“I don’t know where that came from,” Manning noted in the interview at the summit. “Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I’ll be an astronaut. … I have no interest in the political world, but would like to continue serving communities.”

Given that Manning has the intelligence, integrity and likability to succeed in business or politics, it’s not surprising there’s been so much speculation about what he’ll do next.

Of course, no one but Manning knows what he will do next, and he says he’s just taking it one step at a time at this point.

He commented: “I’m excited about the next chapter of my career. We have young kids and they’re in kindergarten. … Now I get to drop my kids off at school and I have even joined a health club. … I have a bucket list, but I enjoy having more freedom, especially in the fall.

“The best advice I got was to not sign up for something full-time right away that you can’t commit to. I’m taking my time and seeing what my options might be.”

In his comments, Manning did mentioned he missed the NFL, and especially the team bonding:

“I miss the camaraderie of teammates. … You do everything together. You practice together, you eat together, you sit in these team meetings together. And I miss the plane rides after a win.”

Source: Fox Sports
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