Peyton Manning is one of most celebrated NFL players of all time, but new allegations have surfaced that the Denver Broncos quarterback may have used performance-enhancing drugs. A new documentary links Manning and other athletes to a doping ring that allegedly supplied drugs such as human growth hormone among other items.
Huffington Post reports:
An Indianapolis anti-aging clinic supplied quarterback Peyton Manning with human growth hormone, a performance-enhancing drug banned by the NFL, a pharmacist who once worked at the clinic asserts in a new special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.
The report, “The Dark Side,” is the result of a monthslong investigation in which Liam Collins, a British hurdler, went undercover in an attempt to expose the widespread nature of performance-enhancing drugs in global sports. As a cover story, Collins tells medical professionals tied to the trade of performance-enhancing drugs that he is hoping for one last shot at glory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Manning is just one of many high-profile players the report names and raises questions about.
Manning issued a statement Saturday night strongly denying the allegations, claiming that “whoever said this is making stuff up.”
Collins hasn’t been squeaky clean himself, this after he was accused of swindling money from investors in a property scheme. Collins and his partner in the scheme also owed millions to creditors over a series of bad investments.
Watch the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit documentary below.
Photo: Al Jazeera