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Someone is finally reporting that Peyton Manning is retiring. Only it's probably not the NFL "insider" you would expect. Instead, it's Parks and Rec actor Rob Lowe, who reported the news on Twitter Wednesday.
No. Really. This happened.
"Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts," Lowe tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
Lowe then tweeted at Rich Eisen, inquiring if the news was accurate and noting that "my people are saying Manning will retire today." (Emphasis mine.)
So, yes, this would be a huge deal. A tremendously huge, ridiculous, insane deal, particularly if Rob Lowe broke the news of Peyton Manning's retirement on Twitter, even though he didn't want to.
"#Colts fans, let's hope my info is wrong," Lowe tweeted. "Don't like being wrong, but this time... I'm hoping #NFL #Manning"
Lowe and his family are Colts fans -- he attended the Super Bowl in Miami when Indy lost to the Saints and he's been known to interact with Colts owner Jim Irsay. Irsay even claims the two are "buddies," so there's that.
Those close to Peyton had a slightly different reaction to the news.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network talked to Manning's agent Tom Condon and if Manning was retiring it "was news to him." Chris Mortensen of ESPN contacted Archie Manning, who laughed at the notion.
"Noooo ... he ain't retiring," Archie said. "I think he would've told me."
So it's probably not true. But if it is, then it is LIT-TRA-LEY the craziest NFL story of all time.
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