Al-Jazeera America dropped the full The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers documentary on YouTube before its scheduled airing this evening, finally allowing us a look at the allegations HGH was shipped to Peyton Manning’s house along with numerous other claims connecting professional athletes with illicit drug use—charges Manning angrily decried today as “garbage.”
The Manning stuff appears around 40:45 of the above video. Here’s what former Guyer Clinic employee Charlie Sly said on a hidden camera in the video:
I did part of my training at the Guyer Institute, which is this anti-aging clinic in Indiana. Him and his wife would come in after hours and get IVs and shit. 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 hormone, 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... it’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.
[In response to a question about whether Guyer was prescribing HGH]: I know for a fact he does. I would see patients with him part of the day and the other part of the day I would work in his pseudo-pharmacy. I’m surprised his place has not been shut down yet.
This is mostly in line with what had been reported; perhaps the more intriguing—and convincing—element of the program comes earlier, when Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, James Harrison, and Clay Matthews are accused of having received drugs ranging from performance-enhancers to narcotics.
Update (1:40 p.m.): Dr. Dale Guyer of the Guyer Institute has responded to the documentary: