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Colorado school district bans students from wearing No. 18
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — In one Colorado school district, students can wear Cam Newton's jersey to class but not Peyton Manning's No. 18.
The Greeley-Evans school district has banned children from wearing any clothing with the number 18 on it, not just Denver Broncos gear, since 2011. The rule was put in place a year before Manning joined the team because of its association with a local gang.
A few other numbers are also banned for the same reason as well as gang-related tattoos, shaved eyebrows and bandanas.
The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1UNxblj ) reports that district officials say they haven't really had any complaints during the run up to the Super Bowl. Spokeswoman Theresa Myers says people have gotten used to the rule.
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