The NFL’s golden boy, Peyton Manning, is the focal point of a recent report that alleges he was one of several high profile athletes who has been using HGH.
The investigative report from Al Jazeera alleges that the Broncos QB received HGH from Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, a claim Manning has vehemently disputed.
Prior to last night’s Sunday Night Football snooze fest, Manning addressed the report, saying the accusations are “complete garbage” and that he’ll probably sue for defamation.
“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” Manning said. “What hurts me the most about this, whoever this guy is, this slapstick trying to insinuate that in 2011, when more than less I had a broken neck — I had four neck surgeries. … 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.”
“I’m not going to lose any sleep over this report, this slapstick’s lies,” Manning said. “Keep my head up above it, keep pressing on, trying to get healthy, trying to get back onto the field next week, practice with the team and go from there.”
The ‘slapstick’ that Peyton was referencing is Charlie Sly, a pharmacist at Guyer Institute who later back-peddled on his damning allegations when he realized the report used information that he simply ‘made up’.
Is anyone shocked that a dude named Charlie Sly turned out to be a complete fraud in all of this? That name screams trouble. Can’t trust a guy named Sly, ever.
“I think I rotated between being angry, furious,” Manning said. “Disgusted is really how I feel, sickened by it. I’m trying to understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up and yet somehow it gets published in a story. I don’t understand that. Maybe you can explain it or somebody else can.
“It’s completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage — there’s more adjectives I’d like to be able to use. It really makes me sick.”
If you care to give the full report a look, you can check it out right here.