Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been listed in an Al Jazeera undercover probe as one of several prominent professional athletes who were supplied illegal performance-enhancing drugs from an Indiana-based anti-aging clinic.
Manning said his feelings about the allegations range from “angry, furious … disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it” in an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters on Sunday morning.
The documentary titled “The Dark Side” was posted online early Sunday morning and set to air on TV later in the day, reports that Manning was given a supply of human growth hormone in 2011 while he was recovering from surgery that year from a man identified by Al Jazeera as a pharmacist employed at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis. The report cites a man named Charlie Sly, who allegedly spoke to an undercover reporter working for the network.
The report states that Manning and his wife would come to the Guyer Institute after hours to get treatments. Also that the Manning would have medications sent to his house in his wife Ashley’s name so his name would never be attached to anything.
The Broncos are standing behind Manning because they the type of man and player that he is saying, “Peyton does things the right way. Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent. The
se are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report. Peyton is rightfully outraged by the allegations, which he emphatically denied to our organization and which have been publicly renounced by the source who initially provided them.”
Sly also mentioned other star athletes in the documentary like Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and boxer Mike Tyson. Sly also drop some other big names like Derek Jeter, Mike Neal, Julius Peppers and James Harrison.
The NFL and players’ union added HGH testing to the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011, but the sides didn’t agree to test terms until 2014. Nobody has tested positive, which would trigger a four-game suspension.
Manning has been sidelined since November 15 due to a left foot injury.
I personally don’t think Manning would stoop so low to take HGH, but that is my own personal opinion.