An explosive documentary alleges that Peyton Manning used illegal performance-enhancing drugs in 2011 to improve his football game. The shocking allegations were revealed during an undercover probe, and Peyton may not be the only athlete involved.
Al Jazeera released a documentary online called The Dark Side on December 27, the cumulation of countless hours of investigatory work looking into the epidemic of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs in global sports. During their investigation, NFL star Peyton Manning‘s name allegedly popped up as one of the prominent users of the illegal substances. How shocking!
The documentary reports that Peyton was supplied with human growth hormones by a pharmacist at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis in 2011, who spoke to uncover athlete Liam Collins about the matter. At the time, Peyton was playing for the Indianapolis Colts and recovering from surgery. The pharmacist, Charlie Sly, later recanted his statements to both Al Jazeera and ESPN.
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Steroids were allegedly shipped to Peyton’s house under the name of his wife, Ashley Manning, so that there was no trail connecting him to the institute. The quarterback and his wife also allegedly visited the clinic after hours, according to Charlie. With the report out in the open, Charlie has vehemently denied that any of the athletes named, including Peyton, Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard and James Harrison, had ever taken HGH. Still strongly on Team Peyton? You can buy a Peyton Funko Pop RIGHT HERE!
Charlie claims that he was “testing” Liam in order to see if he was really there to receive hormones, or just being nosy about the business. He claims that he wasn’t being serious, and that Al Jazeera reported patent falsehoods. Yikes! The network is sticking with their story though, despite the fact that Peyton and his agent are denying any and all allegations fiercely.
“For the record, I have never used HGH. It absolutely never happened. The whole thing is totally wrong. It’s such a fabrication, I’m not losing any sleep over it, that’s for sure,” Peyton told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on December 26. “Yes, I have been a patient under Dr. Guyer. I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH.
“My wife has never provided any medication for me to take,” Peyton continued. “Ashley and I never attended the clinic together after hours. There were times when I went in the morning and there were times when I went after practice so this thing about ‘after hours’ is so misleading because it may have been 5:15 pm because their office closed at 5.”
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