St. Peyton was a pig!
Reading the NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-peyton-manning-squeaky-clean-image-built-lies-article-1.2530395) about Peyton Manning’s early years at the University of Tennessee, really opened my eyes about the man generally regarded as a model citizen.
A couple months ago, a source claimed that Manning had used HGH to rehab and speed up the healing of one of his many ailments. The media in general, fans, but most importantly Peyton himself, acted like someone had dared to claim that the Pope had a girlfriend. Shockwaves, quick threats by Manning people, and boom! The story was gone before it even had a chance to develop. Why?
The pattern of attacking, distorting and hiding facts began a long time ago. This story recollecting events at the University of Tennessee, from the Daily News is even more shocking.
You should read the story, because it introduced Dr. Jamie Naughright, and the person she is, but most importantly was in 1996, when she had this moment with the Pope.
From article: On Feb. 29 of that year, Naughright, at that point the university’s director of health and wellness, was in a training room, examining what she thought might be a possible stress fracture in Manning’s foot. At 6 feet, 5 inches, his feet dangled off the edge of the table. Manning allegedly then proceeded to scoot down the training table while Naughright examined his foot. At that point, she said, he forcefully maneuvered his naked testicles and rectum directly on her face with his penis on top of her head. Shocked, disgusted, and offended, Naughright pushed Manning away, removing her head out from under him. Within hours, she reported the incident to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Knoxville.
According to the court records, Manning initially denied the incident ever took place. It was a calculated risk. He was the star quarterback, a Heisman trophy hopeful, and a likely No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. While Naughright was now a respected member of the staff, Manning was the star, the savior of Tennessee football. It was his word against hers…………….the school asked Naughright to leave. Having poured her heart and soul out to the University of Tennessee for nearly 10 years, she agreed, as a part of a settlement agreement, to part ways.
Before she left, though, two staff members of the school, according to the documents, asked Naughright if she would consider blaming the entire incident not on Manning, but on another athlete — a black one. According to Naughright, the staff members (named as Mr. Wyant and Mr. Rollo), went so far as to actually name a specific black athlete she could blame it on. Of course, she refused.
Not the Manning we all admire today, that is for sure! What is more puzzling is:
In her remaining time at the university, Naughright testified that Manning, in her presence, on two separate occasions, deliberately reenacted the sexual assault on other student athletes to terrorize her. On another occasion he allegedly called her a “bitch” in front of other athletes after snatching a marker used to label drug-test specimens from her hand and throwing it across the room.
Yet, in 2001, after moving on and revitalizing her career, everything came crashing down again. Now a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, and more famous than ever, Manning violated the confidentiality agreement in a way that could not be undone. It has scarred Naughright like a scarlet letter to this very day.
On May 16th, 2001, Naughright returned to Florida after accompanying her students on an educational and medical trip to South Africa. When she arrived at her office, she found a large manilla envelope in a receptacle on her door with the words “Dr. Vulgar Mouth Whited” printed on it (see page 1). Whited was Naughright’s married name for most of her time at the University of Tennessee. She was immediately disturbed. Other employees testified that the envelope had been there for a few days before she arrived home from South Africa.
In it, were Xerox copies from some type of publication. It appeared to be written by Peyton Manning and it was about her. Colleagues who saw her after opening it testified that she was shaken up by what she read. Manning and his father, Archie, had written a book called “The Mannings” and perhaps wanting to put their stamp on the incident in Knoxville before it ever reached the public, they threw Naughright under bus.
Her supervisor at Florida Southern had already opened the envelope and read what was in it. What Manning said about her ruined her career at Florida Southern and in college athletics once and for all. After years of amazing reviews and great work at the university, the controversy from the book and the stress it created eventually caused Dr. Jamie Naughright to be let go, once again, for doing nothing wrong.
This is incredibly sad and a bullying side of Peyton we have been kept from.
I also don’t want to reprint the entire article, but I strongly suggest you read it
My take: Everyone does stupid things at such an early age, some we rather forget and are happy that they were nothing more than lesson about growing up. Peyton, although form a well to do family, and a dad that had a famous career, even if those Saints teams were awful, he is certainly no different from any of us.
Having said that, he destroyed the career of a woman that had an incredible resume to her name, and his money, dad’s money is clearly why he was able to get away with it. The University of Tennessee should be ashamed to themselves for allowing and hiding all of this.
There is a double standard when it comes to athletes, because as recent as a year ago, the world crucified, judged and condemned Jameis Winston. Yet Manning was treated to a higher standard (I wonder if Peyton was of a darker complexion?). I would like for the NFL to reopen the HGH case and whatever else they have hidden from us, because to be honest, at this point, I no longer believe anything that Manning has said. After all, we were all told that it could take years for someone his age to regrow a nerve on his neck…but it didn’t.
More annoying news
The NFL is lagging behind MLB in how tough they really want to be with repeated offenders. Jenrry Mejia, the right-hander, who pitched for the Mets in five of the past six seasons, has become the first player in baseball history to receive a permanent suspension for using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Mejia,is only 26 and not yet in his prime, however, he committed a third offense under its drug program — all within the last year — this time testing positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid.
In my opinion, the vast majority of today’s athletes is, has, will be using a form of performance-enhancing drugs. Although the talent is still what gets you to the big game, that extra edge is what may get you a huge contract and longevity. To only way to level the playing field is to simply let them do it.
Thank God! Antonio Cormartie’s wife said: “I am definitely getting my tubes tied”
Outside of Sports
I read something that may interest some of our senior citizens. Florence Henderson, who played Mrs. Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” turned 82 on Valentine’s Day, but age isn’t keeping her from channeling her sexy side.
“I may have more than one friend with benefits,” she told Page 6.
“Absolutely, it’s very healthy for the heart. I think no matter how old you are — and I am pretty up there in terms of numbers — I think you should do whatever makes you happy,” she said. “If you want to wear long hair or wear that dress, as long as you’re not hurting yourself or anybody else, I say do it. If you want to go out and have a romantic sexy affair, do it.”