Documentary accuses Peyton Manning, Mike Neal, others of doping
Al Jazeera America is going to do its biggest story that is expected to make it a household name in the US. The Qatar based networkâ€™s US subsidiary is going to air an investigative report later today that has the potential to destroy the career of many top athletes in the US.
The report titled The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers, that is going to be aired on Al Jazeera America this evening says that several top NFL and MLB players were involved in doping in the past. This includes Denver Broncos quarterback and top NFL player Peyton Manning.
There are several well-known players that Al Jazeera report claims have been involved with doping. Besides Denver Broncosâ€™s Peyton Manning it also includes Green Bay Packersâ€™ Mike Neal, Green Bay Packersâ€™ another player Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelersâ€™ James Harrison, former NFL Tight End Dustin Keller, Philadelphia Philliesâ€™ Ryan Howard, Washington Nationalsâ€™ Ryan Zimmerman, Chicago Cubsâ€™ Taylor Teagarden and former boxer Mike Tyson.
Al Jazeera America documentary claims that an Indianapolis aging clinic Guyer Institute, supplied Manning with human growth hormone and mailed supplements addressed to his wife, Ashley Manning.
Charlie Sly, a pharmacist with the Guyer Institute says â€œAll the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugsâ€¦Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peytonâ€™s name; it would always be under her name.â€
In the meantime Peyton Manning has refuted the allegations calling them complete garbage. â€œThe allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made upâ€¦It never happened. Never. I really canâ€™t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.â€
Only one news outlet has been given a peek into the report before it goes on air. It is Huffington Post. A report in Huffington Post says, â€œThe credibility of the report hinges largely on whether Sly should be believed, or whether he’s simply concocting stories to impress Collins. Several details lend significant credibility to Sly’s assertionsâ€¦First, Sly and the ring he is associated with do, in fact, obtain drugs for Collins, which the network says it retained as evidenceâ€¦In a stunning scene, Taylor Teagarden, an eight-year MLB veteran, appears in one of the undercover videos, openly discussing his use of performance-enhancing drugs during the previous seasonâ€.