We can confirm, through multiple sources, that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife Ashely are the proud parents of Marshall Williams Manning and Mosley Thompson Manning, twins born on March 31st in Indianapolis. The news outlet that really broke this story was The Neshoba Democrat, a newspaper from Philadelphia, MS (hometown of Peyton and Eli's mother, Olivia). So, while sites like RadarOnline and us might be getting the traffic, The Neshoba Democrat deserves the credit for breaking the news.
Well, them and the Tennessee Volunteers fans who chatted about this on a fan message board back on March 31st. Pretty much everyone dismissed that chatter as an April Fools hoax. Seems like it was the truth. Apologies Vols fans.
The birth of twins is probably one reason why Peyton Manning did not attend Wednesday's court date involving the NFLPA*'s lawsuit against the NFL for anti-trust. Peyton is a named plaintiff in that case.
At a time when the news is pretty bleak, what with NFL lockouts and government shutdowns, this news of Peyton Manning welcoming in twins is a breath of fresh air.
Congratulations to the Manning family!
Oh, and with the first pick in the 2032 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Marshall Manning, quarterback, University of Tennessee!