Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning didn’t have a very good weekend. The former Tennessee standout had to defend himself against allegations that he used human growth hormone in 2011.
The report by Al Jazeera appears to be baseless since the key witness in the investigation recanted his story. Still, it was something Manning didn’t want to deal with as he recovers from a foot injury sustained in November.
The Vols had much more fun in Tampa, Fla., as they prepared for their Outback Bowl matchup against Northwestern on Jan. 1.
Here are five things to know:
- Don’t be surprised if Manning pursues legal action against Al Jazeera.
- Manning passionately defended himself on Sunday morning.
- WATCH: Tennessee safety Brian Randolph has a very unusual bowling technique.
- Tennessee and Northwestern’s football teams consumed two-and-a-half tons of food in one meal.
- WATCH: Who knew the Vols could sing? Here is proof.
Other Tennessee news from around the Internet
- The Vols’ first practice in Florida was a light one, according to GoVols247.com’s Wes Rucker.
- Tennessee junior cornerback Cameron Sutton is not interested in talking about the NFL no matter how many times he’s asked, per Rucker.
- WATCH: Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten met former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly after Sunday’s Dallas-Buffalo game. The former Vol had some kind words for the cancer survivor in a video by 247Sports’ Jeffrey Kahn.
The best stories around the SEC
- In a rare media opportunity, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin discussed his eventual future away from Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Two Florida Gators won’t play in the Citrus Bowl because of academic issues. Another won’t play because of a more serious issue.
- A month after losing Will Muschamp to South Carolina, Auburn is close to replacing him.
- Steve Spurrier may have a new job at South Carolina.