LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, Anheuser-Busch didn’t pay Peyton Manning to say he’d be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl.
The company’s verified Twitter account said late Sunday, “We didn’t know the shout out was coming either, but we’re glad it did.”READ MORE: Grieving Family Looking For Killer Of 22-Year-Old Alejandro Legaria Rangel In Huntington Park
A-B marketing director Lisa Weser also tweeted, “Budweiser did not pay Peyton Manning to mention Budweiser tonight.”
Then why use his precious seconds on the third-highest rated show in U.S. television history to call out a beer brand?READ MORE: Man Shot And Stabbed Outside Crowded Glendale Pastry Shop, Suspect On The Loose
Beer Business Daily publisher Harry Schuhmacher tweeted out a possible answer: “He owns a piece of a Bud distributorship.”
Manning also celebrated the win atop a float at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Monday.
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