We know that Peyton Manning brought Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker to Duke University to work out with him under the direction of Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. Eli Manning brought his three guys along too in Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, and Victor Cruz.
Last year when Manning was at Duke, he was all business. His job was to rehab and let other teams know that he would be 100%. This year, his time at Duke is a little different. While plenty of hard work is being put in on the field, Manning still found a little time for a prank.
With Welker being the new guy on the team, one might think that Manning would make him the target. That wasn’t the case, however, as Decker pointed out on Twitter.
Nice little practical joke Peyton drew up…making me think I have to pay for workouts in Duke t/week – Eric Decker (Twitter)
Manning made Decker think that he had to pay for his voluntary workout at Duke by sending him an invoice that included a facility fee, a laundry service fee, and a fee from the athletic training staff for treatment and the taping of ankles. The “Airport Shuttle” was free, however. The total bill was $3,217.50. Take a look at the invoice for yourself.
Manning took it a step further by making sure everyone else played along too.
Just like on the field, Manning made sure everyone was on the same page. Everyone, except Decker of course.