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Cards coach Bruce Arians defends Peyton Manning

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 15:28:04-05

It's a good thing most people aren't held accountable for things they did during their time in college.

That was Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' message Wednesday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis when asked about Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's recent controversy.

Manning, who's fresh off a Super Bowl championship, was mentioned in a lawsuit filed against the University of Tennessee, Manning's alma mater. The lawsuit contends Tennessee violated Title IX regulations in the way it handled reports of sexual assaults by student-athletes.

Manning played QB at Tennessee from 1994-97. The lawsuit stems from incidents that occurred 20 years ago.

Tennessee has asked that Manning's name be removed from the suit.