In 1996, Peyton Manning was accused of pushing his bare butt and testicles into the face of a University of Tennessee team trainer.
That trainer has spoken out, pushing back against the notion that Manning was “horsing around” with a teammate and pulled his pants down to moon a friend.
Jamie Naughright, speaking with “Inside Edition” detailed why she believes it’s “a lie” by Manning:
“I was repulsed. I was scared. I was intimidated,” she said, adding, “It was definitely a predator — intimidating, anger, violent eyes that he had.”
She noted in the story that she called a sexual assault hotline and filed a complaint with the EEOC, but didn’t file a lawsuit until Manning’s book was published.
“I was sitting on the training table, wearing a T-shirt, a pair of shorts and a jock strap … Ms. [Naughright] came into the room to ask me about my foot. She then asked me to hop off the table so she could examine my foot. I hopped off the table and continued my discussion with [Malcolm] Saxon.
Once off the table, Ms. [Naughright] moved behind me so that she could examine my foot. At that point, Mr. Saxon made a comment to me intended as a joke … After hearing his comment, I pulled down my shorts for about one second to expose my buttocks to him, or as is colloquially known, to ‘moon’ him.”
Per the report, Manning said the trainer never looked uncomfortable and he did not pull his shorts below his “buttocks.”
A note was included by Saxon, and without getting into specifics, he reportedly said for Manning to, “come clean.”
Manning has faced heavy criticism from the media, specifically Stephen A. Smith, and this story doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.