Come on people… this is kinda funny!
The Denver Broncos’ star quarterback is receiving heaps of praise this week in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. But Manning has one big skeleton in his closet.
Peyton Manning isn’t worried. Even if Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the Carolina Panthers “might be his last rodeo,” he scans as the same nonplussed dude that enjoys nothing more than humming variations on the Nationwide jingle. One thing in particular that he’s totally not worried about is the NFL’s probe into the allegations that he used human growth hormones. “I do welcome it. It’s no news to me,” Manning said on Thursday.
How do you know when Manning is legitimately worried? He gets angry, and vindictive, and he absolutely will not let go.
To wit, way back in 1996 when Manning was a junior at the University of Tennessee, he allegedly sexually harassed a female trainer. According to this excerpt from the university’s investigative report, Jamie Ann Naughright (then Whited) was treating Manning’s foot when he began “asking me several personal questions” including whether she “hang(s) out with people she works with.”
When Naughright rebuffed Manning, he decided to drop trou. Naughright had her head down, but upon hearing the chuckles and guffaws, she looked up only to find herself face-to-face with Manning’s exposed ass and testicles.
“It was the gluteus maximus, the rectum, the testicles and the area in between the testicles. And all that was on my face when I pushed him up,” Naughright would later say in a court deposition in a suit against the University of Tennessee (more on this in a bit). “To get leverage, I took my head out to push him up and off.”