"This week, he didn't want all of this attention," Archie told NFL.com. "But I guess maybe it was inevitable because they're playing the game here. But we're fine. I told Peyton from the get go, 'It'll work out. It will work out.' He's doing all he can to get healthy. That's all he can do. He's had a good attitude about it all."
Some might question the notion that Peyton didn't want the attention this week, since his doctor on Thursday released information to reporters that the four-time NFL MVP had been cleared to play football. Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted early Friday morning that Peyton hadn't been specifically cleared by the team.
Could have fooled, well, any of us. Between the ESPN interview, his numerous media leaks and the clearly planned statement from his doctor. Doctors can't release medical information of any variety without their patient's permission.
Doctors can release medical information based on limits of confidentiality, but those limits weren't reached in this case. Yes, Peyton gave permission. More than that, he requested the statement be made. Doctors do not release statements to the public unless the patient requests it and signs a release form. Definitely a calculated move.
In other news, Archie reports President Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman. He also reports Nixon had no knowledge of tape-recorded conversations at the Watergate office complex.