Peyton Manning entered the NFL in 1998 and has been one of its biggest stars, winning Super Bowls with the Indianapolis Colts and this year with the Denver Broncos.
Manning was never the subject of a police investigation, but Naughright later sued him in a defamation case. She went on to file a lawsuit against him, but in 1997 it was settled and she was forced to leave the university.
"While it is outrageous that the University of Tennessee chose to turn a blind eye to sexual violence by student athletes like Manning, it would be flat out unacceptable for the NFL and major companies like Nationwide Insurance and Papa John's Pizza to continue to stand with Manning in light of emerging evidence", Chaudhary said. Shocked, disgusted, and offended, Naughright pushed Manning away, removing her head out from under him (see pages 14-15).
USA Today first reported the incident in Nov. 2003, detailing 74 pages of court documents that described the sexual assault of a female trainer at UT and an alleged cover-up. I still don't know why you dropped your drawers.
King's opinion was based on documents and sworn testimony filed by Naughright's lawyer, which also claimed Manning's family engaged in a cover-up to protect Peyton.
Now Manning's name is mentioned in a Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee, filed last week by six women, who claim the school condoned a "hostile sexual environment" and failed to act properly. For the instance involving Manning, it has been alleged that he placed his naked genitals on the face of a female athletic trainer while she was examining the extent of an injury on his foot, New York Daily News reported.
"We included one small paragraph about the Manning situation in the complaint, just as part of the overall background and history", Smith said. He believes Manning's marketability is at an all-time high coming off his second Super Bowl win. Her suit said the book portrayed her as "an overly sensitive, predatory woman looking for incidents to bolster a lawsuit against her employer".
At the time Naughright went by the name Jamie Whited. Naughright would contend that Manning mocked her in front of his teammates and her coworkers.
Again, now we know that the report of ESPN employees being told to back off was completely false, because they made it a huge topic of conversation on one of its most watched shows. Manning may have done it, Manning may also not have done it. But too many reports are out there (goons at Sly's house, Washington Post, Shaun King report, etc) for the Worldwide Leader In Sports to simply throw this story under the rug and tell its employees and television analysts to not discuss the matter.
The filing of the lawsuit comes at a time when Manning, a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, is being investigated by the league over allegations that he had human growth hormone sent to his house.
In those lawsuits, each claimed the other violated terms for the out-of-court settlement of a 2002 defamation suit against Manning, the report said.
The confusion stems from the fact that the Broncos have until March 9 to make a decision, the first day of the league year where Manning's projected $19 million 2016 stipend would become fully guaranteed and Osweiler would become a free agent.