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Manning mad at stadium operator


Peyton Manning called out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator after Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.

Manning wasn’t happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd while the offense was trying to run out the clock. He also didn’t appreciate the way Philip Rivers was shown on the jumbo screen to draw jeers.

Manning and Rivers were alternately shown Thursday night late in the fourth quarter in a two-touchdown game.

Manning said he thought it was disrespectful to Rivers, and was stewing after the game.

“I’m not sure what he’s doing, he’s playing music and showing players dancing and getting the crowd fired up when we have the ball. I don’t think we should be doing that,” Manning said. “I don’t think we should be showing their quarterback on the sideline. I thought that was disrespectful.”

Asked about it after the game, Rivers said: “I really don’t know how to respond to that other than if you had told me when I was 10 years old they would show me in front of 75,000 and get booed and Peyton on the same clip and get cheered, I’d say that’s pretty awesome.”

Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe

The attorney leading the NFL players’ union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case said the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.

Richard Craig Smith says the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the NFLPA’s investigators, while the Ravens have refused any cooperation.

The union’s investigation isn’t a law enforcement inquiry and the parties involved aren’t under any legal obligation to comply with requests.

Union questions NFL’s domestic violence plan

The players’ union has questioned why the NFL’s domestic violence training and education program “treats all players as perpetrators.”

In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained by the Associated Press, the union also said the plan “doesn’t build a positive consensus to warning signs.”

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