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Al Jazeera unit responsible for Peyton Manning report will continue

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Good news, Peyton Manning. You can still sue Al Jazeera.

As explained by Erik Wemple of the Washington Post, the Al Jazeera unit that produced the documentary linking Manning to HGH will continue to operate following the April shuttering of Al Jazeera America.

The documentary regarding the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport was produced by Al Jazeera Media Network, which has a corporate structure separate from Al Jazeera America and an office in Washington.

So if Peyton Manning chooses to sue Al Jazeera over the situation, he won’t have to be concerned about the impact of the discontinuation of Al Jazeera America. However, Manning will still have to worry about the impact of the litigation, including the license provided by the lawsuit for Al Jazeera to issue subpoenas aimed at finding the silver bullet for its defense: Evidence that the allegations are true.

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38 Responses to “Al Jazeera unit responsible for Peyton Manning report will continue”
  1. spthomas1 says: Jan 13, 2016 7:43 PM

    He would never take him to court. His whole life is open for inspection. I can see the opening argument – If he willing goes to Europe to have multiple surgeries done that are illegal in the United States do you really think he would have a problem taking a couple HGH pills that are also illegal in the United States?

  2. tattooit says: Jan 13, 2016 7:49 PM

    Hilarious pic.

  3. spitfisher says: Jan 13, 2016 7:52 PM

    Posturing from the manning camp, he has no intention of suing

  4. theringisthething says: Jan 13, 2016 7:52 PM

    Does HGH cause severe gas pains?

  5. boogerhut says: Jan 13, 2016 7:53 PM

    They could close every single office worldwide and he could still sue them. They could’ve done the article from Qatar and he could still sue them. A lawyer should know this.

  6. factman1000 says: Jan 13, 2016 7:54 PM

    Manning never denied his wife received shipments of HGH. that was all the report stated.

  7. rjpats says: Jan 13, 2016 7:55 PM

    Oh yeah, I’m sure Manning is going to sue and give them access to information that proves he did it. Yeah, that’s his plan.

  8. MichaelEdits says: Jan 13, 2016 7:57 PM

    Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. Now with HGH.

  9. MichaelEdits says: Jan 13, 2016 7:57 PM

    Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. Now with HGH.

  10. imodan says: Jan 13, 2016 7:58 PM

    Guilty! Sic em Feds! Guy is a life long spoiled, entitled brat. Rules are for everyone. Even half the Packers.

  11. samadams14 says: Jan 13, 2016 7:59 PM

    Strange how his mystery Euro Surgery is long forgotten about.

  12. boogerhut says: Jan 13, 2016 8:01 PM

    spthomas1 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 7:43 PM
    He would never take him to court. His whole life is open for inspection. I can see the opening argument – If he willing goes to Europe to have multiple surgeries done that are illegal in the United States do you really think he would have a problem taking a couple HGH pills that are also illegal in the United States?

    Lots of procedures that are beneficial and safe are not approved by the FDA in the US and therefore illegal here. After a burn and failing skin graft I had to go to a chiropractor to get the Ka laser treatments that saved me from requiring more grafts. It’s not approved by the FDA for this but is legal for joint pain and veterinary use. I saw no harm in trying it. Relieved the pain, stopped the yeast and staph infections, and saved the graft. It takes decades to get something approved by the FDA no matter how safe or beneficial.

  13. genericnflfan says: Jan 13, 2016 8:03 PM

    this is good news. I feel they should keep digging into this story. it’s not fair for an athlete to use a banned substance to get an unfair edge against the competition, and get away with it like he has.

  14. mheader says: Jan 13, 2016 8:10 PM

    I believed Lance Armstrong.

    I believed Ryan Braun.

    I “kinda” believed Arod.

    Don’t know whether to believe Peyton Manning?

  15. thecape15 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:11 PM

    Imagine if it was Gisele who had the HGH delivered?

    The double standards are ridiculous.

  16. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 13, 2016 8:13 PM

    rjpats says:
    Jan 13, 2016 7:55 PM

    Oh yeah, I’m sure Manning is going to sue and give them access to information that proves he did it. Yeah, that’s his plan.
    ——–
    Just like brady destroying his cell phone for the same reason.

  17. dwhcic says: Jan 13, 2016 8:20 PM

    boogerhut says: It takes decades to get something approved by the FDA no matter how safe or beneficial.

    Look at how America treats Cancer compared to Germany. Look at how Kobe Bryant and many others have revitalized their careers after going to Europe for knee procedures. The US medical system is all about money, and everyone that isn’t on top of that pyramid is paying for it…dearly. Especially self employed people like myself. With a 6,000 deductible, perfect health, 31 years old, single, 0 prescription meds, and I pay $430 per month, and I haven’t seen a doctor in over a year.

  18. nfloracle says: Jan 13, 2016 8:21 PM

    Mike, is the NFL doing any follow-up whatsoever with this story that implies so strongly that there is fire around the HGH smoke? Or the feds? Have you learned if the feds are looking into it?

    I search every day to see if anyone is actually digging into this mess. Near as I can tell you’re the only mainstream sports reporter who still thinks its worthy of investigation.

    It’s just plain wrong for the NFL to bury this.

  19. j0esixpack says: Jan 13, 2016 8:22 PM

    Why sue them?

    Peyton and Ashley (who we’re supposed to believe was taking HGH DURING her pregnancy?) can clear all this up with one signature, releasing their medical information to make clear who was getting the HGH and why…

    We KNOW the HGH was delivered to his wife – was it for her, her husband, or Eli, her brother-in-law too?

    One simple signature on a HIPPA waiver and they can end this story now

    In fact, they could have ended this story YEARS ago

    It seems pretty clear why they won’t waive HIPPA privacy

    Guilty

  20. plum54 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:27 PM

    Venerable axiom: Wells said he did not need Tom’s phone, guess you missed that.Per the CBA Tom did not have to give them his phone. All Tom did was upgrade to a IPhone 6. He did not destroy his cell phone. Keep up.
    Manning is getting a pass on this . Double standard.

  21. nflgirl005 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:45 PM

    There’s a lot of ignorant people commenting on this article. You literally can’t take HGH pills. Do some actual research on HGH. It is not a pill. Also multiple people such as NPR, CNN, Washington Post have called out this documentary as shoddy journalism. I am a fan of Al Jazeera’s older documentaries, but they missed the mark with this one. They had a shady undercover guy (Collins) who has scammed people and is banned from the UK interview another shady guy (Sly) and didn’t bother to verify public licenses.

  22. 4rings4brady says: Jan 13, 2016 8:54 PM

    Manning won’t sue. He won’t sue because he was the one taking HGH.

  23. plum54 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:57 PM

    The NFL needs to investigate this delivery of a banned substance to an NFL player. It deserves the same scrutiny as Tom Brady. The NFL has already admitted in court they have NO evidence on Tom. There is actual evidence a banned substance was sent to Manning. He is being given a pass.why the double standard!!?? Sickening.

  24. nflgirl005 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:08 PM

    There is actually no evidence on Manning or the Packers or the 2 baseball players. There is a single source on tape. Yes, Al jazeera has said there is a second source, but we have not seen any proof or testimony from that source. There is also no hard evidence.

    Why is the focus on Manning instead of the Packers? Those were actually called out by Sly as to taking PEDs, not their wives. Seems like you Pats fans want Manning to go down because of Brady having to miss games? How many did he miss?

  25. silvernblackpride says: Jan 13, 2016 9:38 PM

    Thats the face he makes after eating one of those BOGUS papa Johns pizza’s

    LOL

  26. 34defense2014 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:46 PM

    Facts are this; Manning, Brady, Jäger, Chara, (just to
    Name few),) all take HGH. That’s not including the hundreds of NFL, MLB, NHL, FIFA, PGA, NBA, Boxing, Swimmers, WNBA, MMA, Cycling, ect. ect Players and or Athletes taking HGH… Fact, HGH used solely alone? Simply promotes the healing process, ( along for other medical reasons) but is NOT a steroid. There for it does not give one a competitive advantage. Unless? One believes that “speeding up” the healing process from surgery and or an injury? Is the advantage?

  27. patsfiend says: Jan 13, 2016 10:00 PM

    If that shipment went to Tom and Giselle it would lead the national news for a week. And what about all those Packers? And what about when Goodell compared PSI to PEDs in a written legal brief?

    Still waiting for Mort’s leaked tweet about Manning and still waiting for the NFL to step up and defend it’s integrity here.

    And for the record, have no problem with Manning using HGH to heal and get back out there, just can’t stand the hypocrisy of the Patriots witch hunt.

    Go Pats!

  28. lemmetalkwouldya says: Jan 13, 2016 10:18 PM

    As I see it, they reported that HGH was delivered to Peyton Manning’s house, in his wife’s name.

    He hasn’t denied that. He has only denied that he TOOK the HGH.

    For him to have a leg to stand on in court, he would have to charge that his wife never received any HGH.

    I’d bet there are records which can be subpoena’d that prove she DID. This is a lawsuit which will NEVER be filed.

  29. streetyson says: Jan 13, 2016 10:19 PM

    Supplementary HGH is common – recommended in fact – as part of stem cell treatment (docs treating athletes are supposed not to add HGH, but it’s essentially a catalyst to encourage the cells to regrow, so not using HGH vastly reduces it’s potential effectiveness). HGH supplements are rarely used in pregnancies (but occasionally in the 1st half of an IVF). Ashley gave birth in March, 2011, Peyton had stem cell work sometime between May to Sept same year.

    Peyton, no need to sue or waive hipaa, just answer 2 questions:
    1) Was Ashley getting the HGH during or just prior to your treatment?
    2) If so, can you provide the NFL with a valid reason for her use?

  30. Unchained81 says: Jan 13, 2016 10:21 PM

    *CHEATER and LIAR

  31. thedevilyouallknow says: Jan 13, 2016 10:30 PM

    It was mailed by the BellyChoke family. The return address on the box read:

    The BellyChokes
    666 Shady Brady Ln
    Gillette Stadiumville, MA 00018-1

  32. 1gallon says: Jan 13, 2016 10:54 PM

    I am a fan of Al Jazeera’s older documentaries, but they missed the mark with this one.
    ——
    Let’s revisit that statement once Manning denies receiving the shipments. Until then there is credibility to the story.

  33. bobsnygiants says: Jan 14, 2016 6:34 AM

    if he don’t sue, he’s hiding something.

  34. gysot says: Jan 14, 2016 8:55 AM

    Why sue them?

    Peyton and Ashley (who we’re supposed to believe was taking HGH DURING her pregnancy?) can clear all this up with one signature, releasing their medical information to make clear who was getting the HGH and why…

    We KNOW the HGH was delivered to his wife – was it for her, her husband, or Eli, her brother-in-law too?

    One simple signature on a HIPPA waiver and they can end this story now

    In fact, they could have ended this story YEARS ago

    It seems pretty clear why they won’t waive HIPPA privacy

    Guilty
    ————————————————–
    We will be looking forward to chandler jones signing the same document.

  35. billswillnevermove says: Jan 14, 2016 9:29 AM

    Got to love Patriot fans piling on Manning………don’t forget YOUR QB destroyed his cell phone. No other reason than to get rid of evidence.

  36. streetyson says: Jan 14, 2016 9:42 AM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:29 AM
    Got to love Patriot fans piling on Manning………don’t forget YOUR QB destroyed his cell phone. No other reason than to get rid of evidence.
    —————————–
    And don’t forget, poor hater, that Wells didn’t ask for the phone. And more importantly, when Brady offered up his phone records at his appeal the NFL refused to go through them.

  37. doubleogator says: Jan 14, 2016 10:11 AM

    Please just go away Peyton, you and your commercials are getting very old….

  38. streetyson says: Jan 14, 2016 11:12 AM

    gysot says:
    Jan 14, 2016 8:55 AM
    We will be looking forward to chandler jones signing the same document.
    —————————-
    What Jones took isn’t banned and he already admitted taking it!

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