Broncos QB Manning the mastermind of pranks, too

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Pro Football Writer
    2013-05-08 20:04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As evidenced by the proliferating number of pranks he's pulling, Peyton Manning has gotten pretty comfortable in Denver as he enters his second season with the Broncos.

His teammates warn that Manning might not want to get too cozy, though, because they're plotting their revenge.

So far, none of them have gotten back at the productive prankster.

Manning's latest victim was right tackle Orlando Franklin, who got the old shaving cream pie-in-the-face while being interviewed on camera at the Yankees-Rockies game Tuesday night.

Manning had gathered more than two dozen of his teammates for a trip to the ballpark and engineered the gag in which receiver Eric Decker sneaked up on Franklin and smashed the 330-pound offensive lineman in the face while he was doing a live TV interview.