Peyton Manning wife Ashley did receive drugs from Guyer Institute
A representative for Peyton Manning has confirmed that Manning’s wife Ashley received medication from the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis.
Charlie Sly, the source of the human growth human allegations against Manning in Al Jazeera’s bombshell report, said while he was being secretly recorded that Ashley Manning received shipments of HGH. Ari Fleischer, a crisis management expert who has been hired by Manning, confirmed to the Washington Post that Ashley received shipments of medication from the Guyer Institute. He would not say what drug she was prescribed to.
The story Sly said he made up contained at least a bit of truth, though: The Guyer Institute did ship medication to Ashley Manning, Fleischer confirmed. Citing Ashley’s right to privacy, Fleischer declined to specify whether the medication was human growth hormone, which is banned by professional sports leagues and only legal to prescribe in America for a few specific conditions, such as growth hormone deficiency, HIV wasting syndrome and short bowel syndrome.
If nothing else, that proves that Sly wasn’t lying about everything he said when he was unaware he was being recorded. After the Al Jazeera report was published, Sly recorded a video (watch it here) claiming that the statements he made are “absolutely false and incorrect.” So is he lying about lying?
Manning has admitted he was treated at the Guyer Institute following his neck surgery in 2011, but he insists he never took any medications that were prescribed to his wife. He also says all of his treatment was overseen by the Indianapolis Colts and did not violate any NFL rules.
Here’s what it all boils down to: If you believe Manning is innocent, you believe his wife just happened to be receiving a prescription from the clinic where he was being treated at the same time he was recovering from multiple neck surgeries. Is it possible that was the case? Of course, but you must also ignore all the red flags associated with the founder of the clinic and the fact that Al Jazeera claims Ashley Manning received her shipments illegally.