Al Jaeera’s Investigative Unit is reporting that Peyton Manning received HGH and other performance enhancing drugs in order to recover from his 2011 neck injury. Here is the video of the full investigation (the Manning allegations begin at the 40:30 mark):
According to the investigation, Charlie Sly, a pharmacist based in Austin, Texas, who worked at the Guyer Institute, provided HGH to Peyton Manning by mailing it to Manning’s wife, Ashley. Sly says in the video:
All the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs. Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peyton’s name, it would always be under her name.
Many other players are named in this report for allegedly receiving various performance enhancing drugs and/or prescription drugs include:
- Green Bay LB Mike Neal
- Green Bay DE Julius Peppers
- Green Bay LB Clay Matthews
- Steelers LB James Harrison
- Phillies 1B Ryan Howard
- Nationals IF Ryan Zimmerman
- Former boxer Mike Tyson
- TE Dustin Keller
Manning denied using HGH and issued the following response:
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. The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.
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. 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.