Tenn. House votes for Manning to join Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers have passed a resolution calling on quarterback Peyton Manning to sign with the Tennessee Titans.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby cites Manning's exploits with the University of Tennessee and with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

Fellow lawmakers rushed to the well of the chamber to sign on to the resolution before it was passed on a voice vote on Thursday.

The resolution was passed a day after the four-time NFL MVP met with team officials in Nashville.

Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters earlier in the day that he had sent a text message to Manning urging him to return to Tennessee. The Republican governor said Manning responded, but declined to elaborate on what he said.

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  • by Adam Location: Knoxville on Mar 18, 2012 at 03:52 AM
    I don't care what anyone says about how much Tennessee loves Peyton or any other athlete. This is a gross misrepresentation of my tax dollars. We have more important things to worry about than athletes and what teams they join. Leave that for the private sector to sort out and get back to work on REAL issues. It is getting closer and closer to being time for me to move my family out of this redneck hellhole.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
    Not only was he a big deal to the state of TN. (fyi,he is much beloved by native Tennesseans). His presence would mean huge tax revenue. Live, laugh and love shut-ins.
  • by Tom Location: Knoxville on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    Our tax dollars at work!!! Are there not more important issues facing our law makers. I know it didn't cost a lot of money, but it was our money. Go back to work law makers.
  • by yankee on Mar 15, 2012 at 06:41 PM
    this is not what they were VOTED in for
  • by sue Location: knoxville on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    really my tax dollars go for my elected to pass a resolution for a football player to come back to tenn truly there are much more important issues on table


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