Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify at WikiLeaks inquiry

US whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been jailed for contempt of court after refusing to give evidence to a grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks.
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Season only gets worse for OBJ, Eli Manning and Giants

Beckham’s relationship with Manning will continue to be under the microscope after the Giants’ loss to the Panthers. – TOP

The NFL misses Manning more than it knows

Traditionally the NFL hasn't relied on a single star to drive ratings, but Peyton Manning may have been the exception. No current player attracts the casual fan like he did.

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Manning: Brees ‘deserves’ to break yardage mark

Peyton Manning knows Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break his NFL record for career passing yards, and he told on Friday that Brees is deserving of the record. “He’s been a great player for a long time,” Manning said. – NFL

Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss and the epic 1997 Heisman race

The 1997 Heisman race had it all. Four first-round draft picks, three future NFL Hall of Famers and a controversial decision that gave the award to a defensive player for the first — and only — time. – TOP

Manning streak to end as Giants go with Smith

The New York Giants will start quarterback Geno Smith this week against the Raiders, ending Eli Manning’s streak of 210 consecutive regular-season starts. – NFL

The Peyton Manning you didn’t know: From pranks to deejaying and more

The Peyton Manning you didn’t know: From pranks to deejaying and more – NFL

It's not Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, but Patriots-Broncos still intriguing

It's not Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, but Patriots-Broncos still intriguing – TOP

Peyton Manning Made An Unfunny Joke About Getting ‘Hit In The Head A Lot’ Last Night

During the opening monologue of the 40th anniversary episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning made a joke about the brutal hits to the head professional football players deal with during almost every game.

“I gotta say I was so flattered backstage when you said I had a natural gift for athletics,” Steve Martin jokingly told Manning on stage.

“Steve, I get hit in the head a lot,” Manning replied. “I get hit in the head a lot.”

Manning’s joke occurs around 4:30 in the video above.

It’s likely an “SNL” writer, and not Manning himself, who wrote the joke, but it’s nevertheless of questionable taste. The NFL reported last month that its players registered 111 concussions during the 2014 regular season. That number is down from previous years, but it’s still far from zero, and PBS’s “Frontline,” which kept a concussion tracker throughout the season, says there were actually at least 12 more than that.

Quarterbacks actually registered fewer concussions than almost every other position, according to the “Frontline” concussion tracker. But that doesn’t mean they are immune to the brain trauma that can occur on the field. Cullen Finnerty, once a star college quarterback, was found to have the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after he was found dead in 2013.

And just last week, former San Diego Chargers quarterback Jesse Freitas was found dead in a parked car. Authorities have said there were no initial signs of foul play. Freitas had been struggling with mental illness during retirement, and his family decided to have Freitas’ brain checked for signs of trauma.

“Frontline” reported last year that 76 of 79 former NFL players who posthumously donated their brains to the Department of Veterans Affairs brain repository showed signs of traumatic brain injury.

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Sources: Manning tells Broncos he’s OK to play

Peyton Manning reassured Denver Broncos officials, including general manager John Elway, that he is physically and mentally prepared to play at a significant level in 2015, league and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Broncos’ Peyton Manning still weighing options to return in 2015

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wants more time before deciding whether to come back for an 18th season.
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