Budweiser Says It Didn't Pay Peyton Manning to Mention Beer

The quarterback said he plans "to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight."

— -- Peyton Manning must really love Budweiser.

Manning said twice during his post Super Bowl 50 interviews that he plans to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, but Budweiser's head of communications tweeted that the quarterback wasn't paid to mention the beer.

Mannings' comments came on the field and on the podium, both moments after his Super Bowl victory.

"I'm gonna drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy. I promise you that," Manning said first.

"I'm gonna drink a lot of beer tonight, Jim...Budweiser," he said later on the podium.

The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50.

It’s the Broncos third Super Bowl Championship, and Manning, 39, is the oldest player to lead his team to a Super Bowl win.