An Al-Jazeera investigative report will allege an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic supplied Peyton Manning with human growth hormone, according to The Huffington Post.
The report airs on Al-Jazeera Sunday night, and features a former pharmacist at the Guyer Clinic. That pharmacist, named Charlie Sly, says the clinic mailed HGH and other drugs to Peyton Manning’s wife, Ashley—to keep the five-time MVP’s name from being attached to them, according to The Huffington Post.
Manning’s agent did not deny growth hormones were shipped to Ashley Manning to Al-Jazeera, stating it was an issue of medical privacy but that the pharmacist Charlie Sly’s claims were “outrageous and wrong.”
Sly also named Ryan Howard, James Harrison, Julius Peppers, Ryan Zimmerman, and Mike Tyson as athletes to whom he supplied drugs, according to The Huffington Post.
Sly says that he provided Clay Matthews, Green Bay’s Pro Bowl linebacker, with the prescription painkiller Percocet to help him deal with pain before at least one game. He also brags in one undercover video that Matthews texted him in an attempt to obtain Toradol, a powerful painkiller that is banned in many countries but not in the United States.
The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers airs on Al-Jazeera America at 9:00 ET Sunday night.
Update (10:02 p.m.): Here’s a video from Sly in which he not-very-credibly tries to recant his accusations.
Update (10:52 p.m.): Peyton Manning has responded: