Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis and vice president Mac Freeman have reportedly talked to the team's scoreboard operator after quarterback Peyton Manning complained about the "disrespectful" job done by the operator on Oct. 23, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
During the team's game against the San Diego Chargers, Manning was trying to quiet down the crowd, but could not because the scoreboard was encouraging fans to cheer louder. Denver was called for a false start, and after the game, Manning voiced his displeasure.
"I got a problem with our scoreboard operator; I've got to have a little talk with him," Manning said after that game. "I'm not sure what he's doing. He's playing music and showing players dancing, getting the crowd fired up and we have the ball. I don't think we should be doing that.''
In the second half of the game, the scoreboard showed Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers on the sideline, which Manning called "disrespectful."
Sources told ESPN that Ellis has called Chargers president Dean Spanos to apologize for the incidents and assure him that it won't happen again.
The Broncos host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.
- Sarah Barshop