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Souhan blog: How Manning pranked Decker

  • Blog Post by: Jim Souhan
  • January 31, 2014 - 7:01 AM

Last April, Peyton Manning took three of his favorite receivers to Duke to work out with his personal quarterback guru, Duke coach David Cutcliffe.

That meant that Manning, Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker spent some quality time together.

One night at dinner, the four received what they thought were their checks. Welker and Thomas actually received notes that said something like, ``The joke's on Decker.'' Decker received a bill for about $3,800.

``The table got real quiet,'' Thomas said. ``It took a while for Peyton to let Eric know it was a joke. Eric didn't know what to do.''

``Oh, I"ll get him back,'' Decker said. ``I haven't yet. I"ll wait for the right time.''

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