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The season-long speculation over whether injured Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will return to his team -- or even the NFL -- next season has been settled: Sources close to actor Rob Lowe have told the popular television and film star that Manning will retire.
Yes. Rob Lowe.
At 12:15 p.m. PT Wednesday, Lowe (@RobLowe) tweeted to his 233,692 followers and counting:
"Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts."
It was the tweet heard 'round the sports world, retweeted multiple times and instantly vaulting "Rob Lowe" to No. 5 and "Peyton Manning" to No. 7 among Twitter's trending topics in the United States.
It is unclear whether NFL sources directed the insider info to Rob Lowe, the celebrity, or to Chris Traeger, the city manager of fictional Pawnee, Ind., and the character Lowe portrays in the hit NBC television comedy "Parks and Recreation."
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Rob Lowe is taking on another role -- pigskin prognosticator. The actor lit up social media Wednesday when he tweeted that Peyton Manning was done. Lowe said he'd heard from "my people" that the Indianapolis Colts quarterback would retire later in the day. No official word yet from Manning, the 35-year-old star who missed this season with a neck injury.
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