Peyton Manning 'Disgusted' By Human Growth Hormone Accusations
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was accused of human growth hormone use in an explosive Al Jazeera story that was released on Saturday (December 26).
The 39-year-old star quarterback was accused of taking human growth hormone (HGH) during the 2011 NFL season while receiving treatment for a serious injury at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis. Peyton played for the Indianapolis Colts at that time.
“It stings me, whoever this guy is, to insinuate that I cut corners, I broke NFL rules in order to get healthy,” the 39-year-old star quarterback said in an interview to ESPN. “It’s a joke. It’s a freaking joke.”
Peyton said that he is “angry, furious” over the accusations. “Disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it,” Peyton added.
The man who originally made the accusations, Charlie Sly, recanted his statements: “When I was there, I had never seen the Mannings ever. They were not even living there at that time. Someone who worked there said they had been there before. That was the extent of any knowledge I had. I feel badly. I never saw any files. This is just amazing that it reached this point.”
Peyton‘s wife Ashley Manning‘s name was also dragged into the controversy, as she apparently was prescribed the drug for his use.
So far, the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have stood by Peyton and do not believe any of the allegations.