LBS- A women’s group is now calling for sponsors to drop Peyton Manning after the quarterback’s sexual assault case from college resurfaced in recent weeks.
Manning’s case was mentioned in a lawsuit filed by six women who claim the University of Tennessee has harbored “a hostile discriminatory sexual environment for female students.” The suit lists multiple cases where student athletes were accused of sexual assault and the school did little to address the matter. Manning’s case was cited as an example.
“When institutions like the University of Tennessee tacitly condone violence against women by ignoring cases of sexual assault by student-athletes, it perpetuates a dangerous culture of violence that ultimately hurts women everywhere,” UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary said in a statement.
“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.”
Heroes. Heroes I tell you. Every last one them. Actually, I guess the term I am looking for would be heroines. Probably best to use the accurate terminology. Wouldn't want to offend my political connects or cost myself any advertisement opportunities two decades down the line. Regardless, these women are really doing the Lord's work. Nothing says that non-consensually putting your asshole in a woman's face is wrong like putting an end to a professional athlete's ability to peddle piss poor pizza 20 years later. A lot of blind eyes have been turned along the way, but it's about time Peyton Manning ponied up for the experiences of his brown eye. Sorry Peyton, but you have to pay for where you put your genitals. This woman's group may have had their head in the clouds when this story originally broke in 2003, but they finally got around to performing an audit on your sexual history and they found some pretty daunting stuff. Turns out you owe at least a couple endorsement deals to get back in good standing with the fairer sex. Not even NationWide can cover your ass now. You're a lot further than a co-pay away from fixing your reputation. Hope you've been saving up that NFL coin, because if these ladies -who were so concerned about sexual assault that it took a re-publication of an old college story for them to take action- have their way then you might be on the verge of paying for your own chicken parm. Don't even think about calling Papa John either. Not even he can bail you out of this mess. Bet you wish you slipped in another Budweiser plug after the Super Bowl now, don't ya?