Friday, May 31, 2002

Sexual Harassment at Peyton Place
Manning Sexual Harassment Suit Revealed (and I don't mean Cardinal Manning)

A Lakeland, Florida woman who used to work for the University of Tennessee is suing Peyton and Archie Manning for defamation, but the real clincher in this story is that she has already been paid $300,000 for a sexual harassment suit against the University that involved Saint Peyton. From the AP:

Jamie Ann Naughright filed suit in Polk County Circuit Court on Wednesday, seeking more than $15,000 in damages because Peyton Manning said she had a ''vulgar mouth.'' She said the comment in ''Manning'' hurt her career.

Manning, who wrote the book with his father, was speaking about a 1996 incident in which he exposed his bare backside as Naughright bent over to examine his foot.

Peyton Manning, who now plays for the Indianapolis Colts, was Tennessee's quarterback at the time. Naughright was director of health and wellness and associate football trainer at the school.

Although Manning said he intended to play the prank on another athlete, Naughright later received a $300,000 settlement after including the incident among 33 sexual harassment allegations she made against the university.