Peyton Manning is PISSED.
The Denver Broncos‘ quarterback spoke out Sunday afternoon after Al Jazeera aired a documentary showing an undercover investigation into the NFL star’s involvement with performance enhancing drugs.
Specifically the doc alleges that he received a shipment of human growth hormone in 2011!
The undercover probe interviewed a man named Charlie Sly who claimed the quarterback, 39, had been given a shipment of HGH four years ago while playing for the Indianapolis Colts.
When Manning received word of the allegations on Sunday, he did not hold back his anger:
“It stings me, whoever this guy is, to insinuate that I cut corners, I broke NFL rules in order to get healthy. It’s a joke. It’s a freaking joke. Disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it.”
For Sly’s part, after the documentary aired, he immediately backed off the contents of it — and even denied his involvement:
“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.”
Manning meanwhile continued to pound the allegations as being completely false:
“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. I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH.”
The Broncos obviously support their star quarterback.
The team released a statement saying:
“We’ve been made aware of the recent Al Jazeera report concerning Peyton Manning and find it utterly ridiculous. We are thoroughly familiar with Peyton’s tireless work habits, his medical history, and, most importantly, his integrity. Peyton does things the right way. Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent. These are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report.”
Drama, drama, drama!
The Broncos have an important game tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals, but Manning isn’t scheduled to play due to injury.
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