Peyton Manning could end the NFL’s dumb war on drugs “Details”

Updated: February 6, 2016
Peyton Manning could end the NFL's dumb war on drugs - Details

Peyton Manning had his lawyers launch a private investigation against the people accusing him of receiving performance enhancing drugs.

According to The Washington Post story, the pair visited the Austin home of Charlie Sly’s parents five days before the report came out.

In December, Al Jazeera aired a documentary that included Sly – an intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic – suggesting Manning’s wife received deliveries of human growth hormone at the Manning’s home in 2011, the same time period when Manning was rehabbing from neck surgeries.

After the visit from the private investigators, Sly recanted the statements, which were recorded without his knowledge. He said he only made the statements in the documentary in an attempt to impress people.

Manning also hired former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer as his crisis management consultant. Fleischer told The Washington Post that Manning’s investigators didn’t interfere with any investigation or coerce Sly into recanting his statements.

Fleischer did confirm that the Indianapolis anti-aging clinic shipped medication to Manning’s wife, but he declined to say if the medicine was human growth hormone.
The NFL is reviewing the allegations with the assistance of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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