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More Details Emerge Of Peyton Manning's Alleged Sexual Assault At UT

Feb 13, 2016 2:14 PM

Peyton Manning had two alleged sexual assaults against Jamie Ann Naughright during his collegiate career at Tennessee.

Naughright was the Director of Health & Wellness for the Men's Athletic Program at Tennessee.

Details of a 1994 incident were redacted from a 74-page document but there is information about an incident in 1996.

At page 14 of the 74-page document, Naughright’s lawyers tell the story of the 1996 incident, with excerpts from Naughright’s deposition regarding what allegedly occurred while she was examining Peyton Manning’s lower leg for a stress fracture.

“It was the gluteus maximus, the rectum, the testicles, and the area in between the testicles,” Naughright said. “And all that was on my face when I pushed him up and off.”

The 74-page document then alleges that Manning worked with another Tennessee trainer, Mike Rollo, to “hatch a story” that Manning was “mooning” another UT athlete. That was the version, according to Naughright’s lawyers, that Peyton Manning and Rollo provided to investigators and the media, and it was the version that appeared in the Mannings’ book.

“That’s what struck me as so bizarre about the whole situation,” Peyton Manning testified in the lawsuit, “that she was distraught, she was upset, and it seemed unusual. And I think I’ve described it in here as an incredible awkward or unusual occurrence. And I have no explanations for it.”

The 74-page document also alleges that Peyton Manning later taunted Naughright by reenacting the incident two other times.

“Mr. Manning looked at me. The athlete was behind me. He pulled down his pants and sat on the athlete’s face,” Naughright testified as to the first incident of reenacting/taunting.

Archie Manning allegedly made comments to the ghost writer of the Mannings’ book regarding Naughright, including an alleged statement from Archie Manning to the ghost writer that Naughright, who is white, “had been out with a lot of black guys.”

Shaun King/New York Daily News (via PFT)

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Matt Hasselbeck 'Strongly Leaning' Toward Playing In 2016

Feb 12, 2016 2:09 PM

Matt Hasselbeck is open to returning for an 18th NFL season at the age of 40.

"I haven't really made up my mind completely on it," Hasselbeck said. "You have to kind of count the cost to what it would mean. What you're saying 'yes' to and what you're saying 'no' to. My kids are getting older, but all in all I would say that I'm strongly leaning toward playing again. We'll see."

Hasselbeck has been a strong mentor for Andrew Luck with the Indianapolis Colts, but they could decide to sign a younger backup.

Hasselbeck was 5-3 as a starter in 2015.

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Colts Promise Andrew Luck's New Contract Will Be 'Shocking'

Feb 10, 2016 1:12 PM

Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts will almost certainly agree upon a long-term extension this offseason.

"It's going to be a big number," Jim Irsay told WISH-TV, via the team's official site. "It's going to be a shocking number, nine figures and probably a $20 million starting point per year, but again we will find the right number to get to."

Joe Flacco, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler have all signed nine-figure deals in the past five years.

The shocking part of Luck's deal could come in the form of a guarantee percentage.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Irsay Asks Peyton Manning To Retire With Colts

Feb 4, 2016 11:52 AM

Jim Irsay would like Peyton Manning to retire with the Indianapolis Colts.

"I want him to and I've asked him to," Irsay told WISH-TV's Anthony Calhoun in Indianapolis. "I would love to have him retire as a Colt and how he handles that part of his career."

Irsay conceded that Manning "really has tunnel vision."

Manning left the Colts in 2012 to join the Denver Broncos.

"I told Peyton right after the (AFC Championship Game) everyone here is so excited, and it's so deserving because I don't think anyone is more respected by everyone in the game, meaning you guys in the media to the players on the field he's playing against," Irsay added. "It's just so deserving, it really is."

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Panthers Made Blockbuster Offer To Colts For Peyton Manning In 1998

Jan 31, 2016 3:47 PM

The Carolina Panthers attempted to trade for Peyton Manning ahead of the 1998 NFL Draft.

The Panthers offered Kerry Collins and multiple draft picks to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for Manning

Bill Polian had drafted Collins just three years earlier when he was GM of the Panthers.

"Bill was dead set against it," said Dom Capers, Carolina's head coach at the time who was also given control of personnel decisions when Polian left the team after the 1997 season.

"He was set on keeping the pick. You never know on those kinds of things — but sometimes you have to try."

Polian said trading Manning was never a consideration.

"There wasn't anything they could give us that was going to replace Peyton Manning," Polian said.

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Team With Better Defense 10-7 In Brady-Manning Games

Jan 26, 2016 1:16 PM

The team with the better defense is 10-7 in the 17 Brady-Manning games.

The better defense is the one defined as being better by Football Outsiders.

Tom Brady had the better defense 10 times in his head-to-head meetings compared to seven for Manning.

Brady has won seven times with the better defense and four times with the worse defense, while Manning has won three times with the better defense and three times with the worse defense.

The Patriots won the first six Brady-Manning matchups and had the better defense in all of them.

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Colts Fire Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky

Jan 5, 2016 11:20 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

Manusky joined the Colts with Chuck Pagano in 2012.

"We've had a bunch of discussions, like I said, and we've got a lot of things like everybody else that's done playing," Chuck Pagano said. "There are teams obviously that are still in preparation (mode); the teams that made the playoffs, obviously. But everybody else is still in the evaluation mode now, and we're going to roll up our shirtsleeves and go to work. And, again, everything we do is based on two things: What's best for this team and what gives us the best chance to win."

The Colts' defense under Manusky and Pagano hasn't been solid during their three-year stint together. The unit improved from 2014, but still finished 27th in total yards per game (379.1) and 25th in points per game allowed (25.5) in 2015.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Colts Expressed Interest In Sean Payton Before Extending Pagano

Jan 5, 2016 12:37 PM

The Indianapolis Colts expressed interest in Sean Payton on the same day they negotiated a contract extension with Chuck Pagano.

Pagano was given a four-year extension Monday night.

Teams technically are not allowed to negotiate with Payton, who has two years remaining on his contract with the Saints.

Payton and Saints brass met extensively Monday to discuss his future in New Orleans. They are expected to continue talks on Tuesday.

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Chuck Pagano Agrees To Extension With Colts
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