Don't hate Colts owner Jim Irsay

Cutting ties with Peyton Manning would be different than cutting ties with Baltimore

Updated: February 10, 2012, 3:59 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

It is an emotionally charged and undeservedly mean place that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay finds himself backed into now as the clock winds down toward an all-but-certain divorce from his iconic quarterback, Peyton Manning. Irsay has made a concerted effort during most of his 30-year NFL career to establish himself as something other than the son of a man who's reviled for moving the team out of Baltimore in the dead of night. At times he's depicted it as a personal quest and a difficult ...

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