Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, heir apparent to retiring Peyton Manning as the Super Bowl champions' starting QB, doesn't retaliate against a man shown in a video attacking him from behind.
The altercation in Scottsdale began about 2 a.m. Saturday, a few hours after Osweiler watched singer Kelley James perform at the Fashion-A-Ball event Friday evening at the W Hotel. The cell-phone video, acquired and published by TMZ Monday, begins with Osweiler carrying a large pizza box and apparently getting accosted by two women.
What led up to the incident isn't shown in the video.
One of the women appears to push Osweiler as he escorts his wife, Erin, to a waiting vehicle. The former Arizona State University star pushes the woman back and out of the picture.
"What are you going to do, what are you going to do?" he says to people off-camera.
The second woman grabs the pizza box and seems to want to take it from Osweiler. He turns away and begins walking toward the vehicle. That's when a smaller man rushes up from behind and gives Osweiler a strong shove, sending him stumbling toward the vehicle.
“What the fuck you doing? You trying to fight a chick?" the man says.
As the man taunts him, Osweiler moves in front of his wife and guides her toward the vehicle. The tense situation continues for a few more seconds as someone comes to the Osweilers' aid.
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Osweiler, who played extremely well while Manning was injured during the 2015 season, reportedly was offered a $39 million, three-year contract by the team following Manning's announced retirement Monday. The expected successor to the future Hall of Famer hasn't yet accepted the deal.
The Broncos, with Manning behind center, walloped the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in last month's Super Bowl.