NFL investigating Manning, Broncos offensive coordinator’s visit to Alabama

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According to the Denver Post, an NFL league spokesman said the league is investigating Peyton Manning’s and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase’s visit to Alabama.

Nick Saban hosted both Manning and Gase this week in what he called a “mutually beneficial meeting” to discuss no-huddle offenses. Manning and Nick Saban have ties thanks to Archie Manning, and Gase coached under Saban at Michigan State and LSU.

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However, this could have violated the NFL collective bargaining agreement, which does not allow NFL players to meet with their coaches prior to teams beginning offseason workout programs. For Denver, those begin on Monday.

Saban talked about Manning and Gase visiting Alabama Thursday.

“To be honest with you, he was just trying to learn so he could be a better player,” Saban said. “I think a lot of people would say, ‘Wow, the guy is one of the best, if not the best, and certainly from a career standpoint probably about as good as anybody’s been in the history of the league. After all the experience and knowledge that he has, he’s going out and trying to seek more knowledge and understanding of the game of football so he can play better.’

“It’s a great example for a lot of young people, whether they’re playing high school, college, Pop Warner or whatever, and it’s something that I have tremendous respect for. I really enjoyed visiting with him.”

The NCAA has no interest in this matter because Alabama violated no rules.

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