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Documentary Accuses Peyton Manning of Using Human Growth Hormone

Submitted by on December 27, 2015 – 11:38 amNo Comment

A new documentary investigation by the Al Jazeera news network accuses Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, among other elite athletes, of using human growth hormone (HGH) as a performance enhancing drug (PED). Manning has unequivocally denied the allegations, and has enlisted the help of former Bush White House press secretary and crisis management expert Ari Fleischer in handling the fallout.

The undercover investigation says a man named Charlie Sly worked at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, supplying hormones to athletes including Manning. Public records confirm that Sly was licensed as a pharmacy intern from 2010 to 2013.

Speaking to ESPN, Sly completely recanted what he told the undercover investigator, saying that he’d never personally seen the Mannings at the institute and made up his claims.

The report also says that steroids and other drugs were shipped to Manning’s home in 2011 in the name of his wife, Ashley, so that the quarterback’s name was never attached to the shipments.

“For the record, I have never used HGH. It absolutely never happened. The whole thing is totally wrong,” Manning also told ESPN. “It’s such a fabrication, I’m not losing any sleep over it, that’s for sure.”

Manning did confirm that he has been a patient of the Guyer Institute, receiving treatments including “nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature.”

The documentary, titled “The Dark Side,” was released online this morning, and will be broadcast tonight.

[via ABC News]

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