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Broncos LB Von Miller

The Unwritten Peyton Manning Rule

7/17/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Peyton Manning is OFF-LIMITS in practice ... and any defensive teammate who even thinks about SNEEZING too hard around PM could wind up on a missing persons list ... this according to Von Miller.

The Denver Broncos superstar linebacker -- who signed a $21 million contract in 2011 -- was at the Playboy mansion this week ... when he spelled it out for us -- NO ONE TOUCHES MANNING.

"I have never even touched ... even got CLOSE to Peyton Manning," Miller said ... "We know how important he is to our team. We don't get close to him."

Of course, Manning's not just valuable -- he's fragile -- with serious neck issues.

So, what would happen to someone who broke the unwritten rule?  According to Miller, it ain't good.

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No one is coming to TMZ for sports news :P

461 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

If he's too fragile to be tackled or pushed in practice, he should retire. That's like a boxer who's too delicate and washed up to spar anymore. It's just ridiculous!

461 days ago

James R. - Los Angeles    

Who the f*ck cares?

461 days ago


TMZ why not be Original in asking questions? Like asking Von Miller about his Sock Collection?

461 days ago

Joseph Diehl    

If he's so fragile, retire!

461 days ago


You never know. He may have just been telling TMZ what he thought they wanted to hear. It's an old habit with alot of people. Some do it to be funny & some trying to be nice. Of course it could be totally true. But if you're that easy to hurt , maybe you shouldn't be playing.

461 days ago


The same rule is in place for Eli Manning, Tony Romo and any other QB wearing a red jersey. You don't touch the QB in practice period. And for good reason - Quarterbacks are huge investments, why would you risk any injury (even a bruise) at practice?

Von Miller knows how to sack a quarterback he doesn't need to practice. Just ask Cam Newton.

461 days ago

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