Here's how Peyton Manning reacted to Al Jazeera America shutting down

In somewhat of a surprising move, Al Jazeera America announced on Wednesday that it would be shutting down by the end of April. The cable news channel is closing its doors because its "business model is simply not sustainable," according to CEO Al Anstey.

One person who won't be shedding any tears for the soon-to-be closed down network is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. When Manning was asked about the cable channel's closure on Wednesday, he gave a vintage Manning answer.

"I'm sure that's just devastating to all their viewers," Manning said sarcastically, via USA Today.

Peyton Manning doesn't seem sad to see Al Jazeera America go. (USATSI)
Peyton Manning doesn't seem sad to see Al Jazeera America go. (USATSI)

Less than three weeks ago Al Jazeera America released a documentary that alleged that Manning's wife was having human growth hormone sent to her at an address in Florida while Manning was recovering from neck surgery in 2011.

The day after the report came out, Manning called it "garbage."

"It's completely fabricated. Complete trash, complete garbage," Manning said. "There's some more adjectives I'd like to be able to use. It makes me sick."

Although there was some confusion about whether or not Al Jazeera or Al Jazeera America made the documentary, it was done by neither. The Manning documentary was done by a separate investigative unit. According to the Washington Post, that unit will not be closed down.

Even if it's not being shuttered, NFL fans still seem to consider all the news a victory for Manning and the moral of the story for most NFL fans seems to be: Don't mess Peyton Manning.

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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