Peyton Manning is not a gang member (as far as we know).
Most, if not all, of the children in a certain Colorado school district probably aren't either.
But certain people who like to wear the new Broncos quarterback's jersey number -- No. 18 -- apparently are. So no one attending school in Weld County District 6 is allowed to wear a Manning jersey because of a dress code that went into effect long before the four-time league MVP came to Denver during the off-season.
Here's an idea: All those excited about having the future Hall of Famer on their beloved team can just get the jersey of tight end Joel Dreessen instead. At least they'll look like they're wearing Manning's number when they look in the mirror.
Oh, wait a minute. 81 is forbidden too. Sorry, kids.
A spokesperson for the district explained that jerseys with the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 and 81 are not allowed because of gang affiliations.