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Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Elways doing better since separation

Associated Press

DENVER -- Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway said he and his wife are doing better since they separated in May.

"Things are doing a lot better, the kids are doing great, so we're happy where we are,'' Elway told KMGH-TV in Denver in an interview broadcast Monday night.

He did not return a phone call seeking comment Tuesday.

John and Janet Elway separated May 31. Neither has publicly discussed why, but Janet Elway said at the time, "We're taking a break from our marriage to make us better.''

In the interview Monday, John Elway said, "Most families, most marriages go through a time in life where you don't exactly see things eye to eye. We're thankful that we've been able to fix most of those, and we're still continuing to work.''

The Elways' four children went with their mother when the couple separated.

The couple met in 1980 while they were undergraduates at Stanford University and married in Menlo Park, Calif., in 1984.

Elway retired from the NFL in 1999 after leading his team to back-to-back Super Bowl victories. He is now president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Crush, an Arena Football League team that begins play in February.

He co-owns the team with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Kroenke Sports, which owns the Pepsi Center, NHL's Colorado Avalanche and the NBA's Denver Nuggets.

John Elway's father died April 15, 2001, of an apparent heart attack, and his twin sister, Jana Elway-Sever, died July 23 after a battle with cancer.