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Tony Dungy says Peyton Manning feared Patriots' visiting locker room was bugged

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Tony Dungy said Peyton Manning feared the Patriots' visiting locker room was bugged when he played games in Foxborough.

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Peyton Manning has no personal beef with Tom Bradyhe's made that clear.

But the Broncos quarterback may not be able to say the same about Brady's team. Manning does not trust the Patriots, and it's hard to blame him.

Back in 2010, it was reported that Manning feared that New England's visiting locker room was bugged. On Thursday, former Colts head coach Tony Dungy confirmed those reports, according to ProFootballTalk.com:

"[Dungy] said on the Dan Patrick Show that when the Colts were playing in New England, Manning would leave the visitors’ locker room and go into an adjacent hallway when he wanted to discuss specific plays the Colts were going to run because Manning feared the locker room was bugged . . .

"I know that that is very true, and, you know, as Peyton talked to guys who played for the Patriots, some of the guys who came over — whether it’s true or not he treated it as true. We didn’t have a lot of strategy discussions inside the locker room there," Dungy said.

Dungy stressed that he doesn’t know that the Patriots were cheating, but that Manning didn’t want to take any chances.

There's no proof to support Manning's fears, but as they say, better safe than sorry.

If Manning is still worried about New England's locker room, he won't have to worry about it  this year (at least during the regular season). The Broncos will host the Patriots in Week 12 on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 29.