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Peyton Manning: HGH accusation is ‘complete garbage’

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Peyton Manning responded to the report accusing him of receiving HGH while recovering from neck surgery in 2011 about as you would expect.

“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.”

Manning is getting used to issuing strongly-worded denials lately. He also had some words about a report saying he didn’t want to be Brock Osweiler’s backup.

The report implicating Manning comes from Al Jazeera and will air on Sunday. The report is called “The Dark Side” and stemmed from British hurdler Liam Collins’ undercover investigative findings. A former employee of the Guyer Institute allegedly told Collins that Manning received shipments of HGH to his home in his wife Ashley’s name. The former employee, Charlie Sly, also said Manning came in to an anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis after hours to receive IV treatment.

Manning’s agent denied the allegations but he did say Peyton was treated at the clinic. The agent did not deny Ashley Manning receiving HGH shipments.

The Al Jazeera report also implicates football players Mike Neal, Julius Peppers, Dustin Keller and James Harrison, as well as baseball players Taylor Teagarden, Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard for receiving a hormone supplement. Mike Tyson and Clay Matthews are also mentioned in the report.

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