Given the MMA-style training and background FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer has, you would think some people would know better than to mess with him.
It started with a bunch of players and Glazer trying to break former safety John Lynch’s record of drinking 34 Mai Tais. That is the first indication that things would be bad at some point.
For those unaware, Lynch was one of the greatest NFL safeties and biggest hitters. The former Stanford star played 15 pro seasons and was selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, including after his final season in 2007.
When Manning arrived at the bar where the group was hanging out, he was “throwing barbs” at Glazer. The reporter then started messing with him by trying to replace his Bud Light order.
Manning said, “I said I’ll have a Bud Light, am I stuttering? Get me a Bud Light!” That infuriated Glazer who had to be pulled away, but it wasn’t the end of the verbal altercation.
“Out of nowhere, Peyton goes, ‘Hey, Jay. Did [Michael] Strahan come crying to you like every day to do a story ?’ …
“I’m like, ‘Hey man, why don’t you leave Michael Strahan out of this?’ He says something else. I said, ‘How about you never repeat Michael Strahan’s name out of your mouth again?’ I thought he was talking about his divorce.”
“I just kind of snapped on him. and I won’t tell you what we said, but a couple of them pulled me away from him. It was Eddie George, Lorenzo Neal, Sean Payton pulled me away from him, and his buddy jumped in for him.
“Well, my buddy jumped in for me, and my buddy was Chuck Liddell. So, all of a sudden, his friend was like, ‘Whoop’ and walked over here. And then Peyton’s like, ‘Oh my God.’
“I’m just kind of a pit bull.”
Manning claimed Liddell threw a kick at his head, although Glazer denies that was actually the case. Verbal barbs would be thrown back and forth before the two of them got separated.
“Peyton’s version is funny now, too,” Glazer said, “because Peyton’s version is like, Chuck threw a kick at his head! And I’m like, ‘Chuck did not throw a kick at your head.’”
Glazer said he and Manning would eventually hash things out later on and no hard feelings would be left between them.
H/T – Bro Bible
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