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Eli Manning on Derek Jeter: 'He's been a great role model'

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, waves to

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, waves to fans as he stands with his brother, Eli Manning, in Derek Jeter's suite during a game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Credit: AP / Kathy Willens

As of Sunday, Eli Manning will be the most accomplished, longest-tenured pro athlete in New York. So naturally he was asked about the outgoing holder of that distinction.

"Derek, he's been a great role model for me," Manning said of Derek Jeter, the Yankees shortstop who is retiring (in case you haven't heard) at the end of this baseball season. "Coming to New York as a young guy and just seeing the way he conducted himself -- a guy who has won championships, been the captain of that team and just the way he handled the media, the way he handled the wins, the losses, the good times, the bad times and just being a true professional and carried himself -- he's been someone who I looked up to when I first got here and still kind of try to follow his path on how he's handled things."

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