Reggie Wayne explains crying during national anthem

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne was moved to tears during Monday night’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at MetLife Stadium. The national anthem was performed by trumpet player Chris Botti, and he did a fantastic job.

After the game, Wayne spoke about his emotions getting the best of him.

“An old wise guy told me you shouldn’t hold back your tears,” he said, via Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. “If you’ve got tears coming, let them out. He also told me, ‘Let your farts go free and be like me,’ and he passed, so…”

At age 35 and in his 14th season, Wayne has no time for holding back tears. He may not have been streaming crocodile tears like this NFL running back, but that sure was raw emotion.

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