The NFL’s highest-paid player Peyton Manning reportedly received illegal performance-enhancing drugs in 2011. A recent Al Jazeera report says that Peyton Manning was among the athletes who received HGH from a pharmacist who once worked in an Indiana-based pharmacy.
Manning, the Denver Bronco quarterback, received illegal performance-enhancing drugs in 2011. At first he was supplied with human growth hormone from an Indiana-based pharmacist. Manning was then recovering from a neck injury.
Charlie Sly, a pharmacist who was employed in Anti-aging Guyer Institute, spoke to the undercover reporter of Al Jazeera News network. Manning strongly denied the allegations while speaking to the ESPN.
“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.”
In a report titled “The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers,” Al Jazeera points out that illegal drugs were shipped to Manning’s address in the name of his wife, Ashley Manning, in 2011.
Sly also claimed in the undercover video that Manning and his wife visited the clinic for intravenous treatment after the normal business hours. Manning though stubbornly stuck to his stance of rejection.
“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 (Ashley) 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,” clarified Manning.
Manning’s response appeared to of confusion. When asked about his wife’s involvement, Manning was caught in a sticky wicket and failed to answer convincingly.
“Any medical treatments that my wife received, that’s her business,” he said. “That has nothing to do with me. Nothing that’s been sent to her or [that] my wife has used have I ever taken. Absolutely not. I have my treatments that I do, she may have hers and that is her business. There’s no connection between the two.”
Ian Rapoport, NFL reporter, later confirmed that Ashley Manning was indeed a patient of the clinic.