Judge Says Illinois Man Can't Change Name to Peyton Manning

A judge in Macon County said Scott Wiese of Forsyth can't change his name to Peyton Manning.

The 26-year-old man told friends that if his beloved team didn't win the Super Bowl, he'd become Peyton Manning after the Indianapolis Colts star quarterback.

Wiese calls himself a die-hard Bears fan and has said the name change represents that passion.

But Macon County Circuit Judge Katherine McCarthy said the name change is too confusing and risks infringing the privacy of the football player.

Wiese said he told the judge he wasn't changing his name because he wanted to do, but because he was honoring a bet.

Wiese said there'll be no appeal to the judge's decision.

Forsyth is about seven miles north of Decatur.