FOX 31 reports and it’s worth the briefest of mentions:
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has donated more than $65,000 to support Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton and other conservative campaigns in the state…
Elway was an early supporter Stapleton and is no stranger to politics.
Last year, Elway wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support for Neil Gorsuch, who was a Supreme Court nominee at the time, on official Broncos stationary last year.
And, with some irony:
And after several Broncos players and NFL athletes took a knee for the national anthem last year, Elway said it was “time to take the politics out of football.” [Pols emphasis]
It’s never been a secret that John Elway is a devotee of occasionally unsavory right-wing politics, much like his successor Peyton Manning. In recent elections it’s been a bit of a tradition to throw Elway’s name in the mix early as a possible Republican candidate for office himself, but that quickly fades after any number of more qualified candidates step up to run. If Elway ever is put up in Colorado, it’s a sign that the Republican bench has become thin indeed. As it turns out, the ability to survive repeated head impacts does not predispose statesmanship.
And of course, this political giving comes as Elway’s 3-4 Denver Broncos are off to their worst start in years! All the trouble the Broncos are having on and off the field in 2018 seems like a good argument to take the politics out of John Elway–so he can focus on, you know, football.
You’re damn right he had that coming. Did you watch the Jets game?