USA Today reporter vilified online for asking Peyton Manning about sexual assault case at retirement press conference By: Jason Silverstein, New York Daily News March 7, 2016 Updated: March 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm 0 USA Today reporter Lindsay Jones was the only journalist to bring up the sexual assault accusation at Monday's press conference. (USA TODAY VIA YOUTUBE) View Comments She threw the tough question — and then came the pile. The USA Today reporter who asked Peyton Manning about his sexual assault accusation was immediately blindsided by bile online — with Manning lovers attacking her for doing her job. “Manning deserved a chance to respond to what everyone has been saying about him for the last month. I had to ask,” Jones wrote minutes after dropping the bombshell question at Manning’s laudatory retirement presser. She swiftly added: “RIP my mentions.” Read more at nydailynews.com.