Peyton Manning: Sexual Assault Accuser Speaks Out

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Back in 1996, when NFL legend Peyton Manning was just a 19-year-old phenom at the University of Tennessee, he was involved in a sexual assault scandal that could have ended his career before it got off the ground.

The alleged incident occurred while Manning was being examined by UT athletic trainer Jaime Naughright.

At the time, Manning maintained that he never made physical contact with Naughright, and simply pulled his pants down in order to "moon" a nearby teammate.

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Speaking with Inside Edition today, Naughright claimed the former Colts and Broncos quarterback was lying in his statement to authorities:

“I felt something on my face and Peyton had pulled his shorts down and sat his anus and his testicles on my face,”  she said in her first TV interview.

“So I pushed him up and out. He turned around, pulled his shorts back up.”

Naughright added:

“I was repulsed. I was scared. I was intimidated. … It was definitely a predator — intimidating, anger, violent eyes that he had.”

The Inside Edition segment also features footage from a deposition in which a young Manning offers his version of events.

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“I briefly pulled down my pants to so-called ‘moon’ him,” Manning said.

“One second, one-and-a-half seconds. Pulled my pants back up and continued with Jamie’s examination of the bottom of my foot.”

Naughright settled with the university for $300,000 in 1998.

She says she felt compelled to speak out in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other influential men.

You can watch her first interview in its entirety below:

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