December 27, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Peyton Manning denies report that he took human growth hormone
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning denied a report from Al-Jazeera that he took human growth hormone that he received through his wife while recovering from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis. "The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up," Manning said in a statement. "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." According to the report, Manning got HGH through his wife and an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic. Per the report, British hurdler Liam Collins went undercover to expose the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Collins met with Charles Sly, a former pharmacist at the anti-aging clinic and Sly said he mailed HGH to Manning's wife, Ashley. Collins bilked investors in a property scheme. Sly recanted the allegations and said Collins took advantage of him. Manning told ESPN: "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." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.