According to multiple sources, in a Cooper Manning interview he sounded off to the New Orleans Business Journal about his brothers. Cooper Manning is pissed off about the popularity his brothers get from football, and made that very clear in the recent interview.
Apparently Cooper Manning is a big wig at an Energy Investment firm and a reporter asked him several questions about the Broncos and Giants, Cooper got pissed off and ranted back:
“I thought this article was about me? I thought this was about energy capital development in the Gulf Coast region? Everyone thinks football is so important. But it’s just a game. Energy runs the world, you get me? Not football. Energy. And Peyton and Eli don’t know shit about energy investment equity.”
The reported was kind of thrown off by the response, and then Cooper continued:
“I’m so sick of people treating me like I’m the failure of the Manning family,” he said. “So my brothers play in the NFL. Whoopdee shit. There are 32 starting NFL quarterbacks. You know how many partners there are at regional energy investment company of this size? Not 32, I’ll tell you that. We’re a division of ScotiaBank, godammit! That shit’s international!”
Cooper then cut the interview off and asked the reporter to leave.
“People think Peyton is smart?” continued Cooper, now shouting. “He’s a dumbass. Trust me on this. He knows nothing but football. He thinks a good business investment is buying up a bunch of Papa Johns franchises in f–king Denver. And you’re going to condescend to me? To me? A partner at Howard Weil? I’m not the failure of the family. Get out of my office!” (via Sports Pickle)
NOBJ editor-in-chief Roger Jackson said he received a gift basket from Archie Manning this morning requesting not to publish the story, big surprise.
This story has not yet been confirmed of being 100% true, but it is pretty interesting nonetheless. The video of the interview will be added once available, but here are some others.
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