We are absolutely sure that the squeaky clean Manning isn’t doing what so many others before him have done: cut a corner there, ask a doctor for a little help here, tell a lie or two or 20 to keep the career going just a bit longer, to finish another lucrative contract, to keep the endorsements coming.
How do any of us know what Peyton Manning, or any other athlete, is doing off the field and beyond the glare of public scrutiny? How would we ever know what Manning is doing at home?
Haven’t we learned anything from all of our other heroes who ended up lying to us?
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