Really? Rob Lowe tweets Peyton Manning will retire

(AP) -- 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. But ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweeted that Manning's father, Archie, laughed at Lowe's report and said it wasn't true.

Colts spokesman Avis Roper and Manning's agent Tom Condon had no comment.

Lowe currently is on the NBC hit "Parks and Recreation" that's set in Indiana. He's also friends with Colts owner Jim Irsay - Lowe was the first person Irsay followed on Twitter.

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  • by Joe Location: K town on Jan 19, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    it could be true!!
  • by Dorothy Knouff Location: Maryville, Tennessee on Jan 18, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    It would be okay for Peyton to retire if he needs to. He has proved his point. His injury is not worth his life. He would not be any less of a owed OK now. Mr Lowe go away. You are just starting trouble. Wish you would go away, forever. Always love Peyton here on Ricky Top.
  • by Dorothy Knouff Location: Maryville, Tennessee on Jan 18, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    It would be okay for Peyton to retire if he needs to. He has proved his point. His injury is not worth his life. He would not be any less of a owed OK now. Mr Lowe go away. You are just starting trouble. Wish you would go away, forever. Always love Peyton here on Ricky Top.

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