After the Al Jazeera documentary, The Dark Side: The Secret World of Sports Doping, aired on Saturday implicating Peyton Manning as an HGH user, he’s already shot down the allegations.
The report is based on secret recordings made of Charles Sly, a former intern at a Indianapolis treatment center. Al Jazeera sent hurdler Liam Collins undercover to get the information and now the intern has recanted the claims. The report also says that Manning had the performance enhancing drugs sent to his home under his wife Ashley’s name. Manning took to ESPN on Sunday morning to speak on the matter.
“I can’t speak for any other athlete. I know what I’ve done, I know how hard I’ve worked in my 18 years of playing in the NFL. There are no shortcuts in the NFL. I’ve done it the long way, I’ve done it the hard way. And to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke, it’s defamation and it really ticks me off,” Manning told ESPN.
Both the Denver Broncos and his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, have issued statements supporting Manning.
“Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent,” said the Broncos. “These are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report.”
“We are thoroughly familiar with Peyton’s tireless work habits, his medical history, and, most importantly, his integrity,” the Colts said, according to the Indy Star.
The report has made little waves around the NFL, with many taking up for Manning – including fellow quarterback Tom Brady, who told WEEI in Boston that he considers Manning a friend and fully supports him.
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