Actor Rob Lowe turned the football-following world upside down on Wednesday with a series of tweets regarding a rumor that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will retire today.
Ludicrous on the surface, the fact that Lowe has a friendship with Colts owner Jim Irsay gave the situation a bit more credibility.
Lowe has now responded, telling our buddy Rich Eisen of NFL Network that the info came from a “pretty-darn good source.” Lowe said the source wasn’t Irsay, however, or anyone close to him.
The fact that Manning didn’t retire today doesn’t mean he won’t. And regardless of whether he does, Lowe’s foray into the NFL made for an interesting afternoon and evening.