Peyton Manning: NFL will find ‘nothing’ with HGH investigation
Peyton Manning knew he was going to face questions during Super Bowl week about the allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs, and the 39-year-old quarterback is not afraid to address them.
During the first day of media availability in San Francisco on Monday, Manning was asked about the investigation the NFL has launched into claims that he took HGH.
“I’ve addressed this before. It’s why I welcome this NFL investigation, because I know the rules of the NFL and I respect the rules, they’re important to me,” he said, via Kevin Patra of Around the NFL. “And so what this report alleges that I did is simply not true. It’s fabricated. It’s junk. It’s garbage. I could give you a long list of other words for it. I can guarantee this investigation what it will find is an absolute big, fat nothing. That’s how I feel about it.”
Rather than saying nothing at all, Manning is going all-in. If, for some reason, the investigation did find evidence that he used HGH, he would look as bad as Lance Armstrong did when he vehemently denied doping.
Manning has made it clear that he is furious his wife Ashley was dragged into the allegations, but there are still questions that need to be answered. He has not denied that his wife received HGH shipments, and that raises a red flag if these details are accurate. It will be interesting to see how badly the NFL can botch the investigation.