Jan 18, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT
Despite all evidence to the contrary — including Archie Manning, who laughed when he heard it — Rob Lowe insists that Peyton Manning has decided to retire. Check this series of tweets, and don’t skip the two hilarious ones at the end from ESPN reporter Kara Henderson.
Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts
@richeisen My people are saying Manning will retire today. What do you hear? #NFL
#Colts fans, let’s hope my info is wrong. Don’t like being wrong, but this time… I’m hoping #NFL #Manning
Think Chad Lowe has any insight on Eli Manning’s illness?
13 minutes ago
Watching our newsdesk chase down Rob Lowe rumor is very comical… to me anyhow.
Ha. More frightening than comical, however, is the notion that Rob Lowe has “people.”
Lowe’s ‘report’ appeared to be inaccurate after several interested parties weighed in Wednesday. Manning’s father, Archie, laughed when told of Lowe’s tweet, telling ESPN’s Chris Mortensen “He ain’t retiring. I think he would’ve told me.” Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, says this is the first he’s heard about it, per NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.
Twitter sure is having fun with this. More reaction tweets:
@sportsguy33 Bill Simmons
Today, Rob Lowe announced Peyton Manning’s retirement and Mark Wahlberg announced he could have stopped 9/11. Your move, Liam Neeson.
@SedanoShow Jorge Sedano
Remember Rob Lowe does work in Pawnee. So, he may truly know about Peyton Manning. #twitterisfun
@DanWetzel Dan Wetzel
No matter what happens w Peyton, looking forward to Bleacher Report slideshow on Rob Lowe’s ten biggest scoops
@AndrewBucholtz Andrew Bucholtz
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck got totally scooped here. RT @Patriots Tom Brady will be listed on today’s injury report as DNP
@PeytonsBiceps PeytonHillis’ Biceps
When Wikipedia goes black, Rob Lowe shines light on the world. If this doesn’t change the governments mind, what will?
Actor Rob Lowe says Peyton Manning will retire [USA Today]
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