Sports Illustrated’s Peter King recently spoke with rapper Lil’ Wayne for Monday’s edition of his column Monday Morning Quarterback, in which Weezy shared a pretty awesome story about Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
Here is the story via USA Today and SI:
“I have a story about Peyton. A guy who has been on the road with us, he was like an uncle to us, he told us this story. When he was in jail, about to come home, he was put on one of those work-release things in New Orleans. Every morning, real early, he would clean the schoolyard of the (Isidore) Newman School (where the Manning kids attended). Because he was a prisoner, he would have to clean the schoolyard at 4 or 5 in the morning. There was not one morning, 4:30, 5 in the morning, he wouldn’t see Archie, Peyton, Cooper, or Eli out on the field. He’d see Archie throwing passes to Cooper, or Peyton throwing routes to Cooper. I don’t know if people know this, but it was Cooper who was the prodigy. He [the roadie] would tell us the story, you know, like it was destined.”
Wayne went on to say that he is rooting for the Broncos, and this story echoes the sentiment that the eldest of the Manning brothers, Cooper, was the most talented of them all until injury derailed his career.
The Broncos will take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII in the Big Apple on February 2nd.