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The Peyton Manning HGH story subsides, for now

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One week after the question of whether HGH had been shipped to the wife of Peyton Manning during his recovery from neck surgery dominated the NFL discussion, the story disappeared. As noted by SportsBusiness Daily, none of the Sunday network shows mentioned the story, in any way.

A big reason for the silence came from the lack of developments. With Manning and his Ari Fleischer-fueled P.R. machine opting to stop talking about it, there was nothing more for anyone to say. And the attempt by Al Jazeera to belatedly vouch for the secretly-recorded conversations of former Guyer Institute intern Charles Sly with a second, unnamed source went unnoticed by most.

Via SBD, Mike Francesa of WFAN asked Jim Nantz of CBS whether the story would be mentioned during the Chargers-Broncos broadcast Nantz handled with Phil Simms.

“No, why would we?” Nantz said. “If we talk about it we would only continue to breathe life into a story that on all levels is a non-story. Why add another layer to it?”

It’s hardly a non-story, thanks to Manning’s extreme reaction to it. Most recently, Manning told reporters he’d welcome an immediate investigation by the NFL. If nothing more, Nantz, Simms, and/or Tracy Wolfson could have advanced the ball by pointing out whether the investigation already has started or would be starting soon.

They also could have pointed out that it’s one thing for Manning to sit down with investigator and reiterate his strong denial of HGH use, and that it’s quite another for Manning and his wife, Ashley, to authorize the Guyer Institute to release all records relating to the treatment Peyton received and whether and how often Ashley received HGH. Without that affirmative cooperation from the Mannings, the league lacks the power to get the information on its own.

Nantz, Simms, and/or Wolfson also could have pointed out the recent item from the New York Daily News, which ties Dale Guyer of the Guyer Institute to a man serving 50 years for fraud related to a Ponzi scheme, and whose name “surfaced in a 2007 federal indictment against Thomas Bader, a Colorado man who in 2010 was convicted of illegally importing HGH from China.” Guyer wasn’t charged, but he allegedly received HGH from Bader.

Here’s the most important thing to remember. If the smoke surrounding Guyer becomes strong enough to prompt state or federal authorities to investigate and eventually to prosecute, the records generated through that effort could eventually be used by the NFL to make decisions about whether Manning violated the PED policy.

While the dust could settle long after Manning retires from playing in the NFL, he could be working for an NFL team at the time any evidence that would satisfy the league’s relaxed “more probable than not” standard comes to light. Which would put the NFL in the awkward position of having to consider whether discipline should be imposed on an executive for something that he did as a player.

So, yeah, it’s hardly a non-story. But it’s no surprise that Nantz would dismiss it as a non-story, especially with Nantz and Simms working up to two Broncos playoffs games and a Super Bowl for which the Broncos, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC, may qualify.

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  1. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Jan 5, 2016 12:09 AM

    He’ll always be considered a cheat. He can’t escape that his legacy is tarnished. Now he’s not just a legendary choke artist, but a legendary cheat. Sorry, truth hurts.

  2. frankbroughtonbelicheck says: Jan 5, 2016 12:12 AM

    Maybe the NFL should hire Ted Wells to confirm that the Al Gezeria source was “generally aware” that more probably than not he’s full of it.

  3. otistaylor89 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:17 AM

    The ball is in the league office hands. If they can fine a guy for not pulling up his socks during a game then they need to look into what exactly was delivered to “Ashley Manning” and what “condition” it was for.
    However, I think everyone knows what it was and who is was for – bet they won’t have to spend $5M to investigate it.

  4. argh88 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:28 AM

    It’s not just Manning. They had named some other NFL players: Mike Neal, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and other Packers.

  5. coryfor3 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:31 AM

    Oh sure – just ask your wife to open her medical records for the world. No big deal.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 5, 2016 12:35 AM

    Well, that should put all the Humungous Gross Head Manning jokes to rest.

  7. lanman11 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:36 AM

    Trust me. If HGH were shipped to Giselle Bundchen-Brady, holy hell would be breaking loose 24×7. There wouldn’t need to be any updates provided on a silver platter. The media and the NFL would be out looking for them, turning over every rock, hoping for some kind of circumstantial evidence, cuz, ya know, where there’s smoke there’s fire, which is more probable than not.

    Manning has lived life with a silver spoon in his mouth the entire way. He’s got so many lackeys in the media like Chris Mortensen protecting him that you could come up with bottles of HGH with Peytons name on them, and they’d still be declaring it a non-story. It’s obvious to anyone with a brain that he had significant complex nervous system damage that needed to be healed, and the likelihood that he (and most other people) would not take a substance that would significantly increase his chances of healing is pretty low. My guess here is Peyton went with a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy here and turned a blind eye to what they were giving him, so he could walk the line of plausible deniability if this ever came up.

    I’m still waiting to hear why Ashley Manning had to take HGH. Manning could end the speculation by revealing his treatment as well.

    I’ll wait….

  8. sdnative1904 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:54 AM

    It’s a non story.

  9. fetts81 says: Jan 5, 2016 12:57 AM

    Florio u had me until the end. The assume the Broncos are gonna make it to the super bowl is laughable. Steelers are gonna take them out. Mark my words

  10. tim2200 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:16 AM

    The NFL is very much in bed with the Manning clan and what you’re seeing is the NFL media taking their marching orders from New York and turning a blind eye to a very relevant and potentially huge story.

    Once again we’re seeing media agenda on full display…..and media folk actually wonder out loud why they are so universally despised?????

  11. redsoxu571 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:27 AM

    Considering how happily the media kept the Deflategate story going (long after we all wanted it to be over, and was about potential minor air removal from footballs), it’s rather BS for any member of the sports media to poo-poo the notion of exploring even a hint of an HGH connection with one of the NFL’s top stars. I don’t even need to try and play down Deflategate to be able to say that this is objectively worth least as much attention.

  12. jssebastian2014 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:30 AM

    Or maybe Nantz dismissed it because to most of us it is a non-story.

  13. thenoshows says: Jan 5, 2016 1:32 AM

    Ari is bad for several reasons. Spin doctors. If true Manning should just spill the beans, NFL fans view the whole PED a lot different than MLB fans, not that it is right but football fans are a little more forgiving with the injuries and physical punishment involved, but I’m not saying its okay. Just that the cover up gets more juice rather than just dumping a possible admission, if true.

  14. ProFootballRealignment says: Jan 5, 2016 1:33 AM

    This story is much bigger than just Peyton Manning. Many other high-profile players were mentioned as well. Could the NFL be putting pressure on their news partners to keep this story away from the public?

  15. hockeyflow30 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:41 AM

    Whether he used it or not is irrelevant but the way the media and NFL offices has handled this vs Brady is simply disgusting.

  16. streetyson says: Jan 5, 2016 2:03 AM

    Florio: it’s one thing for Manning to sit down with investigator and reiterate his strong denial of HGH use, and that it’s quite another for Manning and his wife, Ashley, to authorize the Guyer Institute to release all records relating to the treatment Peyton received and whether and how often Ashley received HGH. Without that affirmative cooperation from the Mannings, the league lacks the power to get the information on its own.
    ————————–
    But it needn’t require so much as getting authorizations or the Institute to fess up. Just ask Peyton two questions:
    1) Was Ashley getting HGH shipped while you were treated?
    2) If so, can you provide a valid reason for the HGH being her use?
    If yes, all Peyton and Ashley have to do is provide the league with something like a prescription or doctor’s letter. Something, anything, to show it’s for her. If not, and the shipping dates were just before or during Peyton’s treatment, then it’s clearly more probable than not that HGH rules were broken. Simple.

  17. gronkeypunch says: Jan 5, 2016 2:23 AM

    Pure, unmitigated professional malpractice on behalf of so-called “journalists” who are not working towards delving into truth, but are acting as shills for the NFL front office. If there are any government eyes on these articles, please open an investigation into illegal prescribing and misuse of off label drugs used within the NFL and especially Guyer Clinic. IN Pharm Board, IN Professional Licensing Board, look into possible misuse of medications and misuse of HgH sent over state lines, and please enjoin FL. These “healthy” aging clinics are nothing more than irresponsible medical charlatans that place people’s health in danger. I guess we will find out if the NFL has integrity after all.

  18. torebear says: Jan 5, 2016 2:45 AM

    Saw the same thing with Lance Armstrong. Media people with inside knowledge suspected but couldn’t prove, or knew but didn’t write about it in order to protect their relationship and access to Armstrong. The few that did were ostracized or sued. See David Walsh of the Sunday Times for an example.

    Still, I find the Packers connection a lot more serious from a competition standpoint. Bigger, faster, stronger is a lot more important with linebackers and dlinemen than QBs. And if the majority of your starting defense is bigger faster and stronger, that is a big advantage.

  19. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jan 5, 2016 3:58 AM

    There’s more to this story than Manning is letting on. It’s written all over his forehead.

  20. lemmetalkwouldya says: Jan 5, 2016 4:01 AM

    Tom Brady’s career has been tainted over a naturally-occurring phenomenon that the NFL has actually compared to the use of PEDs, and for which he was suspended 4 games, which the NFL is fighting in ever higher courts, yet Manning gets hardly a look over a possibly actual use of a PED.

    Roger Gooddell would be all over this story, if the player’s name were Brady, instead of Manning.

    “Integrity of the game”, Roger???

  21. rjm0824 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:18 AM

    It’s a non-story. Gotta love the national enquirer like reporting. Where there’s no smoke there’s got to be fire.

  22. 49erstim says: Jan 5, 2016 5:34 AM

    Gotta sweep this under the rug for Ol Peyton Manning. Sheesh. This new media makes me sick. If this were Tom Brady everyone would be all over this. Smh.

  23. margoadams says: Jan 5, 2016 5:51 AM

    It’s becoming more and more obvious that the NFL want the Broncos and in turn Peyton Manning in this years Super Bowl.
    If this was Teddy Bridewater, RG III or any other black QB they would’ve been suspended already pending an investigation.

  24. bostonistitletown says: Jan 5, 2016 6:14 AM

    If this was Tom Brady or ANYONE in the Patriots organization this would be the biggest story in the world. Pathetic ESPN and everyone else is sweeping it under the rug. Is Ted Wells going to investigate this one and say it is more probable than not they Peyton used a ban substance???

  25. lyfordjr says: Jan 5, 2016 6:17 AM

    I was immediately dismissive of the story, based on the source. But as it’s gone on, it seems that they have multiple sources, and, despite all of the huffing and puffing and righteous indignation, there’s actually never been a denial of the single substantive allegation – that is, that HGH was repeatedly mailed from the Guyer clinic to the Manning residence, addressed to Peyton’s wife.

    Well, that seems like a story to me. Either there was HGH being mailed to Manning’s residence or there wasn’t. The accusation has been made, and it has not actually been denied.

    So maybe it was for his wife. But the whole, “I’m outraged that anyone would even suspect that I might use this PED which I’m not denying was sent to my wife” should not be enough to make the story go away.

  26. wk1234 says: Jan 5, 2016 6:18 AM

    Amazing. More information comes to light- a second source- and it is ignored. I don’t give a darn whether PM used HGH or not- but the approach by the NFL and the press to this story over something Goodell said is a violation worth a 4 game suspension is really eye-opening. Yes, I am one of those people claiming that if there were a hint that HGH was sent to Gisele Brady- these guys’ heads would be exploding and they’d be tripping over each other screaming integrity of the game etc…

  27. dansardo says: Jan 5, 2016 6:21 AM

    So….Peyton’s people claim the PED’s were used to treat his wife and not him and his fanboys think this is just going away because there hasn’t been any chafer about it….its out there now. The rest will come out

  28. eagleswin says: Jan 5, 2016 6:21 AM

    This is only not being reported by the media because they like Peyton Manning. It should be reported unless proven false. It’s what they would do for anyone else.

    It’s like Jeff Fisher. Fisher is one of the worst coaches in football year after year but the media never says anything negative about him.

  29. trevor190 says: Jan 5, 2016 6:27 AM

    Megastar threatening legal action, American media ignoring the worrying details, and instead lashing out at foreign media for being untrustworthy and anti-American. Now why does that ring a bell?

  30. mongobo says: Jan 5, 2016 6:47 AM

    I won’t speak for anyone else, but it’s a non-story for me because of the circumstances. I just can’t get worked up over a guy possibly using HGH to return to football a physical shell of what he was prior to the injury.

    If it’s some fringe guy turning himself into a Pro Bowl Incredible Hulk, you bet I’d be upset. That’s just not the case here.

    I don’t care a whole lot what happens medically to get a guy back on the field (as long as it’s safe). I just don’t want that medicine giving him an advantage once he’s back out there.

  31. capegolfer says: Jan 5, 2016 6:47 AM

    Cheater!

  32. flash1287 says: Jan 5, 2016 6:49 AM

    I don’t care if he did it or not but he definitely fits the profile.

    Athlete up in age coming off major surgery has HGH sent in wife’s name then comes back and has record breaking season after being told he may never play again.

  33. dryden74 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:00 AM

    If only it were Brady and the Patriots.

  34. throwingstones20 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:09 AM

    Of course their is no new developments the media isn’t investigating because its PEYTON “THE GOLDEN BOY”MANNING

  35. thedoctlc says: Jan 5, 2016 7:11 AM

    “No, why would we?” Nantz said. “If we talk about it we would only continue to breathe life into a story that on all levels is a non-story.”

    As a Pats fan, this is all I was waiting to hear. To wit: if you’re the league golden boy and play nice (not to mention golf) with broadcast partners, any potential transgressions will not only be ignored but actively covered up by the NFL and their courtier press.

    But if you’re an organization with which other clubs (not to mention bitter ex-rivals in the league office) have an axe to grind, it’s “more probable than not” that you’re getting raked over the coals over nontroversies and scientifically-shoddy reports.

  36. GenXJay says: Jan 5, 2016 7:16 AM

    Let us not forget that Mike Neal & the FatHead® Clay Mathews are on the naughty list too.

  37. cinzano08 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:37 AM

    A non story because NFL and bspn will not investigate. Gunyer has a checkered past with hgh from China and Al Jazeera has a video tape with athletes on there and hgh being sent to manning so home. It is now being reported of a second and third source corroborating this story. Has there ever been an athlete connected with hgh or pedis that denied it initially that was later proven to be innocent? Bonds, Clemons, lance all denied vehemently as manning is doing now with a hired gun ari flesher

  38. trainwrecksryan says: Jan 5, 2016 7:40 AM

    Hypocrites or Cowards? You decide!

  39. channel124 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:43 AM

    Our thanks to climate hustler Al Gore for bringing Al-Jazeera to the US and pocketing $70 million in the process

  40. rcosborne59 says: Jan 5, 2016 7:51 AM

    No the NFL won’t allow it’s TV partners to go after the golden boy. Lucky he doesn’t play for the Patriots or he’d be investigated until the cows come home.

  41. Remember when PFT was about football? Now its just a bunch of whiney losers who cry about the Patriots says: Jan 5, 2016 7:57 AM

    Whether he did it or not really doesn’t concern me. And I suspect most people share my feelings. What I find disturbing is the concept that because its Manning it is a “non story”. “Manning earned the benefit of the doubt”, etc. But when there was an accusation about ball deflation, immediately Brady was guilty, and anything short of Brady admitting he did it, meant Brady was a liar. The reporters who think this is a non story and refuse to do anything about the story, jumped in with both feet spreading false reports about Brady. Why is there a different standard depending on who you are??? Why didn’t Brady earn the benefit of the doubt? Why was it assumed it was a story for Brady, but assumed it was not a story for Manning? (Especially when you look at the evidence, and what we know now makes Manning look far more guilty than Brady looked). I’m just really curious why Mortenson went out of his way to report on Brady, whether he knew the information was false or not, but when it comes to Manning, he goes out and defends Manning. We know the answer, he has been close to the Manning family. Which makes him even more despicable in my mind. He got an opportunity to take down Manning’s biggest rival, the only QB on Manning’s level, who has a history of besting Manning, and he took it. His reports were for the sole purpose of hurting Brady. Not to be the first to report it. Not to help get to the bottom of the story. But just to harm Brady. When the shoe goes onto the other foot, he put forth as much effort to extinguish the Manning flames as he put to dump fuel on the Brady flames. Its really pathetic and sad. I used to think Mort was a stand up guy, but he’s just a mouth piece for the Mannings, and a gigantic douche bag

  42. selfpromotingqb says: Jan 5, 2016 8:03 AM

    Pack HGH ers

  43. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 5, 2016 8:10 AM

    Amazing double standard.

  44. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Jan 5, 2016 8:11 AM

    No Patriot involved. Bury it ASAP. No proof so it’s a non-story, right? Just like Framegaate, right?

    Deflating a football can be directly correlated to PED’s lik, you know, HGH. Now we have a case of direct involvement by a high profile player and PED’s and the LO will go silent.

    Where’s the smear campaign led by ESPN, NFLN and the League Office now?

  45. shellbriar says: Jan 5, 2016 8:31 AM

    The real shame is that if the quarterback in question were named Brady ESPN would be bringing it up every hour on the hour. I can even picture Mark Brunnel actual shedding tears over it!

  46. mlvcfan says: Jan 5, 2016 8:43 AM

    There’s no double standard in the media here is there

  47. nbptma1 says: Jan 5, 2016 8:53 AM

    While I admire all that Manning has achieved, I give you Lance Armstrong, Ryan Braun, Marion Jones, Alex Rodriguez and others that all had an extreme reaction when initially asked. Look up their reactions on You Tube. I’m shocked at the lack of follow-up with such a serious claim.

    There was more follow-up (dollars and resources spent) with what looks like an attempt to frame Tom Brady (and/or the Patriots) about footballs not being fully inflated and has been scientifically proven and debunked with the Ideal Gas Law.

  48. milehighmagik7 says: Jan 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    Don’t care. I want all l athletes to be top physical shape and if you wanna juice then juice. Just dont cry if something happens down the road. Luke smoking do it if you want but if you get cancer you gambled and lost. I could care less about the Pats cheating either do what you need to to WIN….You can say my team has class and integrity…LOL Pats fans laugh when their Parades come to town and the rest of us are having what class and integrity parades…It’s a game and if I told every single one of you class acts tk take PEDs and you’ll hit the powerball tonight for 400 million lets see where your Morales are… Shoot me up I’m rich b itch

  49. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Jan 5, 2016 9:09 AM

    PED use improves the product on the field. AJ should stick to what it’s good at, supporting terrorism; and leave the thing they hate the most, American culture, alone.

  50. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 5, 2016 9:11 AM

    *

  51. tajuara says: Jan 5, 2016 9:16 AM

    “A big reason for the silence came from the lack of developments”.

    ——————————————————

    So if there is a lack of development what was CBS supposed to comment? That AJ has a strong secondary source (other than a slimbag intern that recanted his story and admitted to lie because he wanted to be a big shoot) that cannot be named?

  52. tajuara says: Jan 5, 2016 9:20 AM

    No Patriot involved. Bury it ASAP. No proof so it’s a non-story, right? Just like Framegaate, right?

    —————————————————–

    You mean like Goodell buried the Spygate tapes, right?

  53. TheDPR says: Jan 5, 2016 9:22 AM

    The worse part of this entire article is the reminder that we’re going to have to suffer with Nantz and Simms calling the Super Bowl. It baffles me that CBS considers them their top broadcast team. Simms is particularly horrible. I will be hitting the mute button early and often.

  54. zombiepatriot says: Jan 5, 2016 9:34 AM

    The NFL and media must continue to protect the sad-sack regular season stat monster and playoff nincompoop. Hasn’t he suffered enough all ready?!?

  55. hatersgonnahatehate says: Jan 5, 2016 9:48 AM

    Acromegaly: one of the most common side effects suffered by those using HGH is acromegaly. This is a condition that causes the connective and facial bone tissue to grow at an increased rate, causing a change in appearance. The brow bone and jaw often protrude significantly after using the human growth hormone

  56. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 10:00 AM

    tajuara says:
    Jan 5, 2016 9:20 AM
    No Patriot involved. Bury it ASAP. No proof so it’s a non-story, right? Just like Framegaate, right?

    —————————————————–

    You mean like Goodell buried the Spygate tapes, right?

    After they were fined and lost picks. Why does this keep coming up? It’s astounding that even when the Patriots are fined for something everyone else is doing, it’s still not enough for Hateroids.

    BTW, hilarious that now media types and PM apologists are saying, “it’s no big deal, everyone is doing it”. Where was this saged advice 12 months ago?

  57. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 5, 2016 10:05 AM

    I heard the Al Jazeera investigative reporter on Boston radio and she brought up one very interesting name as a way they found Charlie Sly….and that is Tim Montgomery. Perhaps you’ve heard of him.

    WOW.

    So….Ashley Manning was shipped this drug for her own “fertility” use…. sent by a guy who also has hands dirty from BALCO.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    *

  58. mjdkid100 says: Jan 5, 2016 10:12 AM

    mongobo says:
    Jan 5, 2016 6:47 AM
    I won’t speak for anyone else, but it’s a non-story for me because of the circumstances. I just can’t get worked up over a guy possibly using HGH to return to football a physical shell of what he was prior to the injury.

    ———–

    Except he wasn’t a shell. He broke a ton of records coming back from a major injury that would’ve ended any other 38 year olds career. That’s not fair.

  59. mjdkid100 says: Jan 5, 2016 10:13 AM

    He only became a “shell” when they started the testing…funny how that worked out huh?

  60. mjdkid100 says: Jan 5, 2016 10:17 AM

    tajuara says:
    Jan 5, 2016 9:20 AM
    No Patriot involved. Bury it ASAP. No proof so it’s a non-story, right? Just like Framegaate, right?

    —————————————————–

    You mean like Goodell buried the Spygate tapes, right?

    ————

    You mean after they were played at a press conference for everyone to see. Including Herm Edwards waving.

  61. shellbriar says: Jan 5, 2016 10:33 AM

    No doubt! Can’t stand Simms!

  62. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 10:47 AM

    coryfor3 says:
    Jan 5, 2016 12:31 AM
    Oh sure – just ask your wife to open her medical records for the world. No big deal.

    Or turn over a cell phone, right?

    Each day that this goes on without a word from the NFL on an investigation adds to the proof that there was a frame job against Brady. Every time a guy says, “he denied it, I believe him”, we are shown the double standard and hypocrisy

  63. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 11:15 AM

    coryfor3 says:
    Jan 5, 2016 12:31 AM
    Oh sure – just ask your wife to open her medical records for the world. No big deal.

    Or turn over a cell phone, right?

    Each day that this goes on without a word from the NFL on an investigation adds to the proof that there was a frame job against Brady. Every time an ex-player says, “he denied it, I believe him”, we are shown the double standard and hypocrisy. Clearly there’s a lot more REAL cheating going on than the NFL, it’s lackeys at CBS & ESPN and many former players want us to know about.

  64. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 11:19 AM

    So Nantx & Manning have dealings with Sandy Montag?

    Is it possible that the lips were zipped due to conflict of interest?

    This just keeps getting bigger and the more they deny the more guilty they all look.

    Sauce for the goose.

  65. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 11:21 AM

    tajuara says:
    Jan 5, 2016 9:16 AM
    “A big reason for the silence came from the lack of developments”.

    ——————————————————

    So if there is a lack of development what was CBS supposed to comment? That AJ has a strong secondary source (other than a slimbag intern that recanted his story and admitted to lie because he wanted to be a big shoot) that cannot be named?


    This line of reasoning was noticeably absent when it was revealed that Mortenson’s tweets were wrong. When the NFL doctored the Wells report.

  66. orrnumberfour says: Jan 5, 2016 12:07 PM

    “I admire his accomplishments on the field. BUT….Our rules apply to EVERYBODY.”

    -Roger Goodell on why he continues to pursue Tom Brady in court.

    Double standard much Roger?

  67. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 12:38 PM

    It’s painfully clear why this is being handled as if it’s not a big deal. Far too many current and ex-players are about to be exposed.

    It was very entertaining this morning listening to Tim Hasselbeck on WEEI turn himself inside out trying to backtrack on what he had said about Brady. He, like many others are scared stiff that they have painted themselves into a corner.

  68. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:06 PM

    Nantz and Manning are both represented by Sandy Montag (talent agent). Of course Nantz is going to shut down the story.

  69. mongobo says: Jan 5, 2016 3:56 PM

    mjdkid100 says:
    Jan 5, 2016 10:12 AM
    mongobo says:
    Jan 5, 2016 6:47 AM

    ———–

    Except he wasn’t a shell. He broke a ton of records coming back from a major injury that would’ve ended any other 38 year olds career. That’s not fair.

    ——–

    And I don’t fault anyone for that opinion. I don’t happen to think he looked like he used to, but that just an opinion thing I probably should have left out.

    I understand my position falls in a gray area many see as wrong. I like my stars on the field, but I like the product on the field to be honest. To that end, I’m okay with banned substances helping an injured player heal. I don’t want them being used on healthy players to make them supermen…

    I don’t know how you’d implement a policy to cover that, or police it. You probably can’t. I’m just explaining why I find Peyton less of a big deal than a Lance Armstrong.

  70. ragejet says: Jan 5, 2016 6:02 PM

    I look at this like I was a homicide detective…

    Peyton Manning and Ashley Manning were at the murder scene(Guyer Clinic)
    Peyton Manning had motive(Neck Surgery)
    The murder weapon was shipped to the Manning residence, addressed to Ashley Manning. (Both had access to the HGH)

    Okay if I’m the DA I don’t have enough to indict Manning but he is definitely on my don’t leave town list. ESPN and other media outlets obviously have an agenda to sink the story… As said before if I’m the detective I have my man and just need to build my case!

  71. DrinkingTheDeliciousTearsOfTheHaters says: Jan 5, 2016 6:15 PM

    tajuara says:
    Jan 5, 2016 9:20 AM
    No Patriot involved. Bury it ASAP. No proof so it’s a non-story, right? Just like Framegaate, right?

    —————————————————–

    You mean like Goodell buried the Spygate tapes, right?
    _____________________________
    Goodell showed the tapes to the media on a continuos loop. Pretty boring. Shots of the coach and scoreboard. Nothing Joe fan can’t capture with a cell camera.

    Glazer still has them recorded. Nice booty shots of cheerleaders are the most interesting thing they contained. Sorry Marshall Faulk.

  72. TheWizard says: Jan 5, 2016 6:55 PM

    I’m just explaining why I find Peyton less of a big deal than a Lance Armstrong

    The real problem is the hypocrisy over how this is ignored, when it looks likely he may have done it, to how Brady was excoriated over something it’s generally accepted he didn’t do.

  73. eddievortex says: Jan 6, 2016 9:56 AM

    Peyton’s golden boy image may be tarnished now. Especially, with the article that came out in TBL, (The Big Lead), about Peyton in his junior year at Tennessee, when he allegedly pulled a “mooner” and sat on a FEMALE training staff members FACE!

    And also how after Tennessee privately settled with her, Peyton was again made to pay her again for bringing up in his book that she had a “vulgar” mouth in 2003. And then again in 2005 after he violated the settlement by talking to ESPN about it.

    And then listening to Ditka, Keyshawn, Tom, Chris, etal saying that if Peyton says he didn’t do it then it should be put to rest! Really?

    I live in South Florida and was glad to see my team beat NE, but this is too much when the NFL compares deflated footballs to PED use and a 4 game suspension that goes with it…When Tom Brady said he wasn’t a cheater and didn’t know about PSI, no one believed him because as we now know, the NFL and ESPN gave out false information about those PSI levels, yet Brady didn’t get the benefit of the doubt, and was immediately labeled a CHEATER…

    So which way will it be NFL, an investigation or another sweep it under the rug job?

  74. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 6, 2016 4:39 PM

    Remember last year when the NFL was leaking info left & right on a daily basis?

    Guess they learned their lesson.

  75. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 6, 2016 4:50 PM

    I wonder if Morts kids ever asked him why he didn’t set the story straight when it was discovered he had been played. I’m being kind since I believe he was a willing participant. It’s the only plausible explanation why a guy who had total credibility up to that point became a lying pawn.

  76. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 6, 2016 5:06 PM

    Greg Doyel did an interview this morning on EEI where he admitted that he believes Manning because he wants to. He says if that makes him a fraud, then that makes him a fraud.

    Thanks for confirming Greg, 11 months too late.

    Don’t take my word, they have audio on demand so please, verify then explain the ongoing hypocrisy.

    No way this is going to be allowed to subside. This has nada to do with PM and everything to do with a biased media and jealous former players on ESPN, NBC & CBS like Collinsworthless & Brunelle.

  77. lanman11 says: Jan 7, 2016 3:03 AM

    From a purveyor of HGH…..

    “Other common side effects that may be experienced when taking HGH for bodybuilding include:

    Hypothyroidism
    Headaches
    Dizziness
    Nausea
    Fluid retention, especially noticeable around the wrist and ankle
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Joint pain
    Tendonitis
    Plantar fascia ”

    The last item on the list ought to be of great interest. A guy has several neck surgeries….his brother says he can’t lob a football more than 15 yards……he shows up at camp and has the best season of his life, setting an NFL record of 55 TD passes……then we find out his wife, who was pregnant, was receiving HGH shipments from a rehab clinic…..and then that guy develops Plantar Fascia and misses several weeks of play…..and we’re all supposed to believe this is some sort of coincidence, and the HGH was really for his wife, even though he was in desperate straights and was unlikely to ever play again.

    The sooner Manning comes clean, the better in my opinion.

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