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The Other Brother
John Ed Bradley
November 10, 2003
Like his famous father, Archie, and younger siblings, Peyton and Eli, Cooper Manning had NFL-caliber talent. Then his body betrayed him
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November 10, 2003

The Other Brother

Like his famous father, Archie, and younger siblings, Peyton and Eli, Cooper Manning had NFL-caliber talent. Then his body betrayed him

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"People always ask me if I'm jealous of my brothers," Cooper says. "My family will tell you that I'm not jealous at all and that I'm their biggest cheerleader. But the truth is, I am jealous of Peyton and Eli—jealous that they get to play football every week. I'm jealous that football's their job, and they get to practice and work out and play games and sweat hard and run and hit and get hit. I'm jealous of all that, sure. But I'm not...I was never jealous, I should say, in a mean-spirited sort of way. I'm their big brother, and I love them. No, if I'm jealous, it's jealous of all the fun they get to keep having. That's one thing about me: I always did like to have fun."

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