An investigative probe in a documentary by Al Jazeera revealed that numerous athletes including Peyton Manning received human growth hormone.
Manning, who allegedly received HGH in 2011 in an effort to recovery from offseason neck surgery strongly denied the report late Saturday night and referred to it as complete garbage.
“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.”
Soon after the report caught fire on Huffington Post late Saturday, the tale started to unravel.
Charles Sly, the principal pharmacist based out of Indianapolis named in the story, recanted his original claims that he supplied HGH to Manning and other athletes including Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies.
If this report is so out of context and off-base (as claimed by Manning and Howard), it’ll be interesting to see if any legal action is taken against those reporting the information.
By the way, if this is true, I will be running to my keyboard like Usain Bolt to blog about how it impacts Manning legacy…
My pitchfork is ready.