Ramsey: Peyton Manning sheds light on his true character

August 24, 2014 Updated: August 25, 2014 at 9:47 am
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photo - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks to Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) after a Broncos touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. Manning was whistled for taunting. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks to Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) after a Broncos touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. Manning was whistled for taunting. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) 
Peyton Manning has sold himself to America as gentle, polite,kind, patient, classy. On Saturday night in Denver, Manning expressed himself to Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. And he was not gentle, polite, kind, patient or classy. Swearinger had just delivered a wicked hit on Wes Welker, causing a concussion. Manning responded with a simple, obscene message to Swearinger. This is not to say Manning is a phony. This is to say Manning is far more complicated than his image.

Ramsey: Peyton Manning sheds light on his true character

Updated: August 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

Peyton Manning has sold himself to America as gentle, polite,kind, patient, classy. On Saturday night in Denver, Manning expressed himself to Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. And he was not gentle, polite, kind, patient or classy. Swearinger had just delivered a wicked hit on Wes Welker,...

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