Famed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning denied reports that he used Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in 2011, calling a controversial Al Jazeera report, that exploded over the weekend, "fabricated" and "complete garbage."
The man who allegedly gave Manning HGH - which was said to have been prescribed to Manning's wife, Ashley, in the Al Jazeera report - released a statement on YouTube (watch above).
"My name is Charles Sly. It has come to my attention that the broadcaster Al Jazeera has somehow obtained recordings or communications of me making statements concerning a number of athletes and that Al Jazeera plans to air a program about them. Any recordings of me were made without my knowledge or consent. It is my belief that an individual named Liam Collins secretly made those recordings.
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"Liam is a recruited fraudster who is banned in his native United Kingdom from running any investment businesses. The statements on any recordings or communications that Al Jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect.
"To be clear, I am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mind that Al Jazeera plans to air. Under no circumstances should any of those statements - recordings or communications - be aired."
In the report, Sly says: "[Manning] and his wife would rather come in after hours and get IVs and sh**. So one thing that Guyer does is he dispenses drugs out of his office, which physicians can do in the United States. It's just not very many of them do it.And all the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs. Like growth hormones, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peyton's name, it would always be under her name. We were sending it everywhere. I'd go to Florida. Almost all drugs you can prescribe off label. GH is one of the few drugs, it's really the only drug, you cannot prescribe off label. It has three indications."