DENVER (CBS4) – Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is saying goodbye to his Papa John’s franchises.

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Bowlen, Peyton Manning and Elway (credit: CBS)

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports he sold his 31 stores along the Front Range.

Manning bought the locations in 2012 right after signing with the Broncos.

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Peyton Manning in a Papa John’s commercial. (credit: CBS)

This comes not long after Papa John’s CEO said NFL players’ protest during the National Anthem were causing a drop in sales.

Manning will still be a spokesperson for the brand.

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