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Dominic Rhodes used to play with Peyton Manning for about decade when both were teammates on the Indianapolis Colts. With that said, Rhodes knows quite a bit about Manning and his pranks, and the veteran running back shared a hilarious story of when he got revenge on his quarterback.

Manning has always been known to be a jokester, always pulling all sorts of pranks on his teammates. Even being close to 40 years old, he still does it to his new teammates in Denver with the Broncos.

Rhodes said one time when both were on the Colts that Manning changed his phone language to Spanish or French, messing up the device for the running back. Rhodes said he got revenge on Manning by telling people his sexuality was not what it appeared to be.

“We were in the locker room, and he had done something to me. He changed my cell phone to Spanish or French or something, and I could not get on my phone," Rhodes said in an interview on 97.5 The Zone in Salt Lake City.

“I couldn’t do anything you know, so I’m like ‘Awww man!’, and I didn’t know he had done it, but I looked over to him and seen him smirking about it so I’m like, 'Okay, I got this.’ So I got on his phone and I try to hide it from him. I could see him looking around and we were about to go out so he had to get ready, and didn’t have full attention to getting his phone. So I put in his phone before we get ready to go out to practice that he just wanted to tell everybody that he was gonna come out and ready to be official with it, that he was ready to let people know that he goes both ways.”

Rhodes also mentioned another story when Rhodes was a rookie in 2001, as Manning hyped and set him up after he broke the rookie rushing yards record, via Sports Kings:
“He set me up so nice, telling me they were going to stop the game for me and give me the game ball. The whole week he had me going, trainers and everything. Maaan, come game time I break the record against the Denver Broncos, I look around like 'Oh we’re gonna stop the game.’ I’m totally in relax mode, and he’s like ‘Dom what are you doing? C’mon man!’ We was all in the middle of the game. That’s been his running joke forever about me."

Tony Parks, a co-host on the show followed up with “So he has like the straightest face ever then?”

Rhodes continues, “Yeah, I’m into it! Alright man, this is a big deal! I just broke the record and they’re gonna give the ball – and man. It was a big fail!”

That definitely sounds like something Manning would do.

Rhodes, 35, also discussed other things like how he's not yet done playing in the NFL. He plans to do something in the offseason and workout. He also said he's not rooting for either of the teams in Super Bowl XLVIII as he's good friends with Manning and Marshawn Lynch.


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