Peyton Manning’s Broncos Jersey is Too Gangsta For Elementary School

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Michael Garcia - September 6, 2012

Peyton Manning isn't usually the first name that comes up when you start talking about gang activity. But a third grade kid at a Greeley, Colorado elementary school found out that he couldn't sport his spanking new Manning jersey to school because the number 18 has been outlawed from school grounds.

Not because Peyton is a thug, it's just that apparently certain numbers (13, 14,18, 31, 41 and 81) represent affiliations with gangs so the school district outlawed them three years ago.

The boy, Konnor Vanatta, was told he couldn't wear his Peyton gear. Obviously that didn't go over too well with his mom Pam, who spoke with FOX31 in Denver.

I'm pretty upset the schools have come down to this and I think they need to start paying attention to the education the children are getting rather than what they're wearing.

Luckily, Konnor had another jersey, this one numbered 61, that he could wear to school to show his Bronco spirit.

via FoxNews

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