Was Peyton paid for uttering he was "going to drink a lot of Budweiser's"? I think it's against NFL rules for a player to promote an alcoholic beverage and I have to believe they weren't very happy to have him drop Bud into two onfield mentions over CBS airwaves. Shoot, the first thing we saw Peyton do when he ran out on the field was get kissed by "Papa John".
Is Peyton really that much of a corporate shill that he had a pay agreement with Budweiser if his team won the SB? It was quite different from the old..."I'm going to DisneyWorld!"
EDIT: I just googled around and found this:
Active NFL players are prohibited from endorsing alcohol companies on air, meaning Manning has just that little regard for commissioner Roger Goodell’s discipline, or he’s counting on not being an active NFL player much longer.
---also... It has been reported that his mentions were worth 3.2 million. A Bud spokesperson stated they did not pay him for the mentions. I thought that was odd. He does, however, own stake in two Anheuser-Busch breweries in Louisiana. He did plug "Bud Light" in a presser awhile back, also. Here was his line:
After 2014 playoff win, Manning said in a news conference: “What’s weighing on my mind is how soon I can get a Bud Light in my mouth.”
Funny how Manning seems to get a pass for something like this when someone like Cam Newton most likely wouldn't have.