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Peyton’s private investigators looked into Al Jazeera source

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As Peyton Manning fights back against the Al Jazeera documentary that suggested he used human growth hormone in violation of NFL rules, private investigators are on the case.

The Washington Post reports that two men hired by Manning’s lawyers visited the parents of the documentary’s main source, Charlie Sly, before the documentary aired. Those two men were looking for Sly in an attempt to discredit the documentary. Sly’s parents were concerned enough that they called 911 and reported the two men.

Sly has since renounced everything he said in the documentary, which filmed him without his knowledge. Sly now claims he was just trying to make himself sound important when he claimed to have information about Manning and other athletes receiving performance-enhancing drugs.

Manning has denied ever using HGH and has declined to discuss whether his wife used the substance.

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149 Responses to “Peyton’s private investigators looked into Al Jazeera source”
  1. mashoaf says: Feb 4, 2016 11:36 PM

    Take the Roger Clemons offensive. It works great on court!

  2. thegronk87 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:37 PM

    Intimidation tactics by the manning family

  3. sixchr says: Feb 4, 2016 11:44 PM

    Nothing to see here!

  4. jagsfanugh says: Feb 4, 2016 11:47 PM

    Oh sure nothing happened. Money money money it squashes most things.

  5. ajames35 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:49 PM

    The “optics” look bad for Manning, but hiring PIs is not remotely surprising given what he and the other athletes had been told then. And visiting the only known source of the allegations was 100% logical. If there was something nefarious, this 911 story likely would have exploded immediately.

  6. scottbrowning2 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:52 PM

    Well…We know the case against Brady turned out to be bogus. I actually hope Manning is innocent too. These guys have been great for football. Its cowardly crap to pile on them without credible evidence.

  7. northeastkiller says: Feb 4, 2016 11:53 PM

    Cheater cheater chicken parm eater.

  8. mjdkid100 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:53 PM

    If it was the Pats, the headline would have been…

    “Two Men Intimidate Source Into Recanting”

  9. ibelievebrady says: Feb 4, 2016 11:54 PM

    He may not be a cheater, but the Al Jazeera story is definitely not “completely fabricated” as Peyton claims.

  10. jag1959 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:58 PM

    Potential witness intimidation? That’s disturbing.
    And that’s coming from a guy that hopes the allegations are without merit

  11. barrymichaels61 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:58 PM

    Peyton should be more concerned with the beating he will get this Sunday.

  12. yetimonster says: Feb 5, 2016 12:08 AM

    If it were me (or any of you), I would be looking into who accused me, why, and any information about it. You never know what you’ll find until you look. Although perhaps the professional investigators might have been pushy enough to scare the parents, bummer about that.

    Ever been accused of something you didn’t do? Get mad about it?

  13. football2345 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:23 AM

    This surprised me. I believed Manning. I hope nothing comes of it but reading the WaPo article directly led me to believe the story Sly told the undercover reporter from Al Jezzera had at least some truth to it. Too many details and then corroborating stories about Sly’s history of distribution steroids and HGH from others to just be blown off as nothing.
    Hopefully he made up the Manning part to get some street cred with interviewer.
    Ugly all around

  14. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Feb 5, 2016 12:31 AM

    What a filthy cheat little Pey Pey is. It’s no wonder why Denver signed him. Cheaters love cheaters.

    Sorry son, you’ve been busted. You’ll always be branded a cheat like it or not. Truth hurts.

  15. cameltoehoe says: Feb 5, 2016 12:32 AM

    Sing with me: “H-G-H, it works so well!”

  16. shadywarrior says: Feb 5, 2016 12:35 AM

    “Shut-up-or-we’ll-break-your-legsss…”

  17. swineflooo says: Feb 5, 2016 12:37 AM

    Hgh you taste so good

  18. gizz88 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:38 AM

    DID THEY LOOK INTO WHY HIS HEAD IS SOOOO HUGE?

  19. fordmandalay says: Feb 5, 2016 12:49 AM

    So what this is basically saying is that Peyton sent a couple of goons over to threaten the guy and his family. Nice.

  20. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:53 AM

    It’s more probable than not that Peyton did it. He was also generally aware that it wasn’t legal which is why he had it sent in his wife’s name. So is the NFL gonna tag him with the Cheater label? I am. He’s always been about himself and his legacy at all costs.

  21. jayhawk6 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:55 AM

    Was his attorney the Soprano family lawyer?

  22. genericcommenter says: Feb 5, 2016 12:57 AM

    Anyone else worth 9 figures would do the same- maybe not advocate or condone certain tactics, but use available resources to fight the allegations.

  23. magnumpimustache says: Feb 5, 2016 1:12 AM

    His wife was getting HGH just own it.

    He just had neck surgery and was out for a year. Why wouldn’t he do it.

    The game is better with him in it.

    – Pats Fan

  24. drgfri says: Feb 5, 2016 1:35 AM

    Very sketchy…. But why no leaks to ESPN by the NFL about the goons? Oh yes…. Because Goodell is a jack*ss. If this game were not so awesome I would boycott watching. I hope old man Manning gets crushed in SB50.

  25. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 5, 2016 1:37 AM

    Sounds like a wetwork operation.

  26. carterpaige says: Feb 5, 2016 1:40 AM

    This isn’t as bad as dancing in the end zone.

  27. justanotheridiotcommenter says: Feb 5, 2016 1:51 AM

    This reeks of Rafael Palmeiro, Ryan Braun, Lance Armstrong, Roger Clemens and every other PED-denying athlete of the past 25 years.

  28. theashleyguy says: Feb 5, 2016 2:09 AM

    You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  29. oddte says: Feb 5, 2016 2:32 AM

    I honestly don’t care if he did it, the NFL seems almost completely without role models, but does anyone seriously still believe this guy?

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 5, 2016 2:33 AM

    Came back from four neck surgeries to throw 50 tds when a lot of people would have had trouble even walking. Manning used buckets of hgh.

  31. otheirony says: Feb 5, 2016 2:47 AM

    Well, here we go again. I hope it’s bogus, but it deserves a professional investigation. I’ll wait for more information, but this smells bad for Manning. One year after a broken neck, he throws 55 tds. While his wife is getting hgh. I’ll wait. Sigh.

    Soon to be a former NFL / PACKERS fan.

  32. jaxon51 says: Feb 5, 2016 3:06 AM

    How many PIs did NE unleash on the 90 sources with Spygate Intel ?

  33. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 3:10 AM

    So they pay Sly and his family a “visit” and he “recants” his story the very next day.

    But that’s just a coincidence Im sure.

    Riiiiiight.

    #Guilty
    #FilthyCheatingDoper

  34. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 3:16 AM

    Innocent people always try to intimidate witnesses right?

    #GUILTY

  35. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 3:26 AM

    Ari Fleischer already confirmed HGH was sent to the Manning house.

    #GUILTY
    #GoPsnthersMakeTheDopingCheatRetireInDisgrace

  36. dashizz007 says: Feb 5, 2016 3:46 AM

    It looks like peyton sent ray donovan to clean up the mess!!!!

  37. campcouch says: Feb 5, 2016 3:54 AM

    Reading the article helps. Try it guys

  38. stoopidfool says: Feb 5, 2016 4:15 AM

    It’s ok, its a manning

  39. ajas95 says: Feb 5, 2016 4:34 AM

    In Hillary’s words, “At this point, does it even matter?”

    The only conclusive, career-defining result will be the outcome of the game.

  40. dynam01 says: Feb 5, 2016 4:35 AM

    It was a shoddy hit piece and PM had every right to investigate the lone “source” behind it.

  41. worldizending says: Feb 5, 2016 5:02 AM

    So we still don’t know if these two guys paid some “hush” money or scared the crap out of them.

  42. gwhite13 says: Feb 5, 2016 5:02 AM

    The PI.’s were given full access to the Guyer Inst. files.

    This was a cleansing mission.

    One reason PM will not deny HGH shipped to home is they know the proof is in some ones hands they can’t get back.

    I hear the drip…drip…drip

  43. cross300 says: Feb 5, 2016 5:16 AM

    Well now this has taken an interesting turn.

  44. 17dayz says: Feb 5, 2016 5:18 AM

    Where’s Ted wells and the NFLs thourough investigation?
    No wonder HGH-ton welcomes this, his goons intimidated witness family. Then he suddenly “retracts” statement.
    More probable than not for you non believers.

    #integrity # truth #hghyoutastesogood

  45. genericnflfan says: Feb 5, 2016 5:24 AM

    eww. that’s creepy.

  46. croc3968 says: Feb 5, 2016 5:31 AM

    The NY Times already linked Sly to another HGH clinic in FL. There is a trail linking other athletes. The Al Jazeera story is definitely not a “complete fabrication”.

    There is no FDA approved use of HGH for recovery or fertility. If records show Guyer provided it for either they will be in deep doo doo.

  47. DonRSD says: Feb 5, 2016 5:41 AM

    Peyton cheated. His wife got everything sent in her name.
    Take the horse blinders off.

  48. justmyopinion4 says: Feb 5, 2016 5:42 AM

    Hag major injury. Used HGH to get back. Had his best year ever. He did it and who cares.

  49. marcuswelby1 says: Feb 5, 2016 5:53 AM

    Where there’s smoke…

  50. racksie says: Feb 5, 2016 6:16 AM

    There sure are a lot of things that stink about this. His wife is under no obligation to say why she was getting HGH. But she could sure do a lot to help out old Peyton if she did.

  51. cardinalsfan20 says: Feb 5, 2016 6:27 AM

    The usual complaints about different justice for the wealthy (yawn).

    The real problem is that our police and prosecutors are so corrupt/inept that people have to spend this type of money to attempt to clear themselves.

  52. dcmidnight says: Feb 5, 2016 6:34 AM

    “The story Sly said he made up contained at least a bit of truth, though: The Guyer Institute did ship medication to Ashley Manning, Fleischer confirmed. ”

    ==============

    Isnt the bigger part of the story that Ari Fleischer is now admitting that “something” was shipped to the house but they wont confirm what it was or what it was for? Because before this, they denied everything. Now, its “something” was shipped.

    Sure thing.

    Its still unbelievable that the NFL/ESPN is rushing to bury this story as much as possible. If it was Brady in this story instead of Manning, the NFL would be CRUSHING him right now.

  53. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Feb 5, 2016 6:42 AM

    those two security guys from “The Firm”?

  54. quizlingclinic says: Feb 5, 2016 6:43 AM

    Imagine if this was Brady

  55. uglydingo says: Feb 5, 2016 6:44 AM

    Why is Peyton Manning employing former White House spokesman, Ari Fleischer for top $ as his personal crisis consultant? Why does he view the Al Jazeera accusation as a crisis?
    Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

  56. jackbassett says: Feb 5, 2016 7:04 AM

    ibelievebrady | Feb 4, 2016, 11:54 PM EST

    He may not be a cheater, but the Al Jazeera story is definitely not “completely fabricated” as Peyton claims.

    ———

    What I love most about your post is your disclosure about how you know the story is not completely fabricated. Thank you anonymous internet stranger.

  57. ausernamethatisavailable says: Feb 5, 2016 7:15 AM

    The case against Brady was obviously trivial but no way it was bogus. The deflator? Come on. He knew exactly what was going down and while I admit it was blown out of proportion he was right in the middle of that. Having said all that this manning investigators thing is clearly a case of racism.

  58. dontletfactsgetintheway says: Feb 5, 2016 7:22 AM

    Peyton hires Ari Fleischer, a man with strong government connections to cover up anything, and then he has 2 people visit the witness. Surely the signs of an innocent man??

  59. slomojoe1 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:24 AM

    So, this explains why the guy recanted: intimidation or outright blackmail. It may not even be illegal to push a source to change their story this way, since this is not a criminal or civil case, but man, it looks bad and clearly points to Manning being guilty of PED policy violation.

  60. infectorman says: Feb 5, 2016 7:39 AM

    “Sly has since renounced everything he said in the documentary, which filmed him without his knowledge. Sly now claims he was just trying to make himself sound important when he claimed to have information about Manning and other athletes receiving performance-enhancing drugs.”
    ______________________

    “…which filmed without his knowledge…”

    There you have it; If Sly didn’t know he was being filmed/recorded, what motivation could he have for acting all big-time and spinning tales about Manning Harrison and others?.
    Answer? None.
    Dude was just talking, selling his wares, selling his track record, selling his organization, selling to a new prospect like he did all the time.

    The fact that he re-canted everything after the cat was let outta the bag is pure damage control. He was caught red-handed and needed to save face and close down all the blowback that was surely coming his way. The recant was pure defense, for the approaching sh*tstorm on the horizon.

    2011 thru 20?? = Peyton*

  61. lscottman3 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:45 AM

    the key take aways:

    before the documentary aired

    looking for Sly in an attempt to discredit the documentary

    so before it aired the manning team was looking to discredit it.

    all the manning team needs to do is direct its attention to disputing the main point, was HGH delivered to their home.

    why can’t they discredit that point?

  62. ts1960 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:50 AM

    Hmm, the fox investigating the hen house, interesting.

  63. milehighmagic7 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:56 AM

    He has a right to defend himself against false accusations. No one should be taken back by this.

  64. knowspinzone says: Feb 5, 2016 7:57 AM

    What’s the matter Peyton, wasn’t Sonny Correleone available?

  65. cb234 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:00 AM

    An innocent man does not hire an investigate team to visit the key figure in this case.

    But since its Manning and his family is NFL Royalty, Goodell and his cronies will sweep this under the rug

    #corrupt

  66. portnoychunk says: Feb 5, 2016 8:00 AM

    Cheating is wrong – period. It’s just fascinating how differently the media and fans have treated the Manning case and the Tom Brady case. Everyone crucified Brady over a few psi of air in footballs with no evidence he did a thing. Manning has a banned substance sent to his house while he’s recuperating from an injury and says its for his wife….and everyone is ok with that. It’s unreal.

  67. dagator8888 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:10 AM

    Very classy going after and threatening the individual’s parents. Hiring people to do his dirty work gives him plausible deniability.

  68. mysterytonite says: Feb 5, 2016 8:13 AM

    I wonder what those pi’s bribed him in cash or papa john’s. He gave a bit too much information for this all to be 100% fabricated. I’d reay like to see how this plays out but even worse case scenario, you can’t be too hard on the guy since 90% of thesa he is doing it. If they didnt, there would be no league.

  69. pft264 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:13 AM

    Hold it, hold it, hold it. I’m seeing all these unbelievable comments, like…

    thegronk87 says: Intimidation tactics by the manning family
    northeastkiller says: Cheater cheater chicken parm eater.
    jag1959 says: Potential witness intimidation? That’s disturbing.

    C’mon, man!!!

    What if you got a call from a sleazy network accusing you of something you knew to be false? If you had the financial means to defend yourself, wouldn’t you do it? There’s never been a sniff of a rumor to support claims of impropriety by Peyton Manning. He may be intense, but his reputation is beyond reproach. And no… I’m not a Broncos or Colts fan.

  70. routerunner says: Feb 5, 2016 8:15 AM

    You wouldn’t have to try to discredit the source if their info was wrong or fabricated; the facts would exonerate you as a matter of course.

    Obviously that only works if you’re actually innocent.

  71. johnnyjagfan says: Feb 5, 2016 8:29 AM

    Hoping Peyton kicks their ass, sues & bankrupts Al Jazeera US. Propaganda machine trying to tear down an American athlete known to be popular. Classic move.

  72. inbillwetrust says: Feb 5, 2016 8:32 AM

    Brady > Montana> Marino > Manning

  73. wwbbd12 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:34 AM

    55 TD’s after neck fused back together. Sounds like Barry Bonds hitting 73 HR’s.
    #FRAUD

  74. davebarnes21 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:40 AM

    smells fishy

  75. cinzano08 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:41 AM

    A witness telling a story about hgh users being videotaped without his knowledge suddenly 2 days later recants his story after 2 men in black hired by manning claiming to be cops come to his parents house and people think this is the behavior of an innocent man? All of this orchestrated by White House crisis management “cleaner” Ari Fleischer” and no one thinks anything went on here? By the way Fleisher admits “medication” was sent to Mannings home but to his wife. Why would anyone have medication sent to their home from Guyer Clinic, a clinic that got busted for importing hgh from China, when any primary care doctor could prescribe any medication his wife needed legally. This doesn’t pass the smell test and ESPN and NFL can continue to sweep under rug but hopefully some credible news outlet will follow up on this and blow this out of the water. Peyton lost me when he sent his henchman to intimidate the parents of Charles sly and sly himself.

  76. ontherocks1964 says: Feb 5, 2016 8:48 AM

    *HGH

  77. publikwerks says: Feb 5, 2016 8:53 AM

    Sorry, but this looks really bad.

    Manning’s PI visit Sly’s parents. Then, 2 days later, he recants everything.

    Yeah, that doesn’t seem fishy

  78. somepeopleneedtogetalife says: Feb 5, 2016 9:04 AM

    Manning is a cheater. The evidence is overwhelming.

    He set TD and passing yard records after the delivery, therefore all his accomplishments are a result of cheating.

    Oh, I’m sorry that’s the standard used for the Patriots only.

    Move on, nothing to see here!

  79. aziceman says: Feb 5, 2016 9:05 AM

    Better Call Saul

  80. dmretrogames says: Feb 5, 2016 9:09 AM

    “There is no FDA approved use of HGH for recovery or fertility. If records show Guyer provided it for either they will be in deep doo doo.”

    There is no FDA approved use of St. John’s Wort for depression, but you can buy it at Walgreens.

  81. collinsj2015 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:14 AM

    PS The recantation is simply not credible. It wasn’t just his account on the tapes. It was him holding up a syringe full of steroids. It was other dopers singing his praises as a master of the art of doping,. It was a player confessing, on the tape, that Sly dopes him up. All of this was supposedly just a lie, from four or five different sources, with props – – for what reason? Why in the world would someone admit this to a stranger if it wasn’t true?

  82. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:19 AM

    *

  83. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:20 AM

    Why would anyone have medication sent to their home from Guyer Clinic, a clinic that got busted for importing hgh from China, when any primary care doctor could prescribe any medication his wife needed legally.

    —-
    Yup.

    It really isn’t rocket science folks. Anyone with a brain knows the real reason why that “medication” was sent to the Manning household from that source.

    And people will still defend the dirty cheating doper. Laughable.

  84. weepingjebus says: Feb 5, 2016 9:21 AM

    When I’m innocent I always send hired goons over to witnesses’ homes to intimidate them. It’s called a “New Jersey handshake”.

  85. collinsj2015 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:21 AM

    The biggest news, by the way, is the Manning camp’s admission that Ashley Manning did receive packages from this dubious place. That, in fact, is all that Al Jazzera reported. It turns out that Sly was in fact telling the truth about Manning. His “recantation” was the lie, not his original claim.

    Anyone who believes that she was receiving a legit medicine from this sketchy “anti-ageing” institute is a complete fool. Can you imaging if the Geyer Institute was caught sending unexplained packages to Tom Brady’s wife. Think about it.

  86. realityonetwo says: Feb 5, 2016 9:24 AM

    Manning is on the same level as Lance Armstrong. Just wait until the truth is exposed.

  87. dsigrey says: Feb 5, 2016 9:28 AM

    Can you imagine the outcry if this was Brady… #doublestandards

  88. tyrannosaurussex83 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:30 AM

    This is about 1000 times worse looking circumstantial evidence than the deflator or Dorito dink ever was.

  89. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:31 AM

    Lance Armstrong*
    Barry Bonds*
    Roger Clemens*
    Rafael Palmeiro*
    PEDton Manning*

    Congratulations PEDton that is one fine distinguished group you have associated yourself with.

    😦

  90. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:35 AM

    magnumpimustache says:
    Feb 5, 2016 1:12 AM

    His wife was getting HGH just own it.

    He just had neck surgery and was out for a year. Why wouldn’t he do it.

    The game is better with him in it.

    – Pats Fan


    Because it’s illegal, it’s cheating, and having it in her name for his use is a felony. She would get medication from her own obgyn not from a shady dealer with ties to overseas doping and ties to BALCO.

    Witness intimidation is also a felony.

    *

  91. redrew says: Feb 5, 2016 9:38 AM

    Despite the backtrack, Sly’s facts have all been proven to be accurate. I see sweat on Pedton’s excessively large forehead.

  92. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:38 AM

    In fact I’d say intimidating witnesses is a no brainer “conduct detrimental to the game” kind of offense that warrants a suspension for a long time.

    A real @nflcommish would agree.

  93. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:39 AM

    “He has a right to defend himself against false accusations. No one should be taken back by this.”

    In general when “defending yourself”, privately sending goons to visit the prime witness is considered intimidation and in many cases illegal.

    He was not just defending himself. He was threatening and/or buying off the guy.

  94. pftreader69 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:41 AM

    Better Call Saul.

  95. dinozzo27 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:43 AM

    Did Mortensen report only 11 of the 12 packages sent were HGH???

    I can see it now….”Hi my name is Louie and this is Rocco we are looking for Charlie, we are old buddies….yeah old buddies”

  96. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:44 AM

    I know as a Patriot fan I’m not losing any sleep over losing* an AFC Championship game to a cheater. Losing to a cheater is just “meh whatever.”

    Hold your head high Patriot fans. WE played the game the right way and lost* to a dirty filthy cheat on the other team. No shame in that.
    :)

  97. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:46 AM

    PEDton might as well retire in disgrace now and not bother playing the game. Whatever he does from now on – and for the past 2+ years- is tainted and irrelevant. I will never acknowledge the accomplishments* of a dirty filthy doping cheat.

  98. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:47 AM

    Do you think PEDton* was cheating when he beat the Bears? I bet he was.

    I think the Bears have the right to know for sure.

  99. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 9:48 AM

    routerunner says:
    Feb 5, 2016 8:15 AM

    You wouldn’t have to try to discredit the source if their info was wrong or fabricated; the facts would exonerate you as a matter of course.

    Obviously that only works if you’re actually innocent.


    BINGO!

  100. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:50 AM

    “What if you got a call from a sleazy network accusing you of something you knew to be false?”

    He got a call from bspn ?

    Al Jazeera is not a “sleezy network” by the way. They are an accredited news org that has won several international awards, and has reporters in jail in Egypt, Syria, I believe Saudi Arabia and other muslim countries for exposing human rights violations.

    Discounting them simply because they are middle eastern in origin only shows that your opinion is bigoted.

  101. kenberthiaume says: Feb 5, 2016 9:52 AM

    If Brady’s wife supposedly had HGH sent to her, you think he’d get a pass?

    If he then dispatched goons who claimed they were law enforcement to intimidate a witness, you think he’d get a pass?

    Yeah, thought so.

  102. kenberthiaume says: Feb 5, 2016 9:57 AM

    Patriots should demand the AFC title game played over again. They’d probably lose to Osweiler though.

    Be funny if Peyton wins Sunday. Be awesome. Retire and then have this cloud over the NFL.

    Brady needs to sue for defamation, that’d be the cherry on top.

  103. infectorman says: Feb 5, 2016 10:09 AM

    Donkeys should have stuck with big Brock.

    Anything they accomplish with Peyton* is covered in asterisks now.

    IN fact EVERYTHING they’ve ever done with Peyton* wears an asterisk laden donkey suit.

    ***Denver Broncos***

  104. doublebase says: Feb 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    If it were the Patriots–New England hired Whitey Bulger to interrogate innocent witness…news at 11.

  105. matt2131 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:22 AM

    Broncos*. I would say that this should discredit their SB appearance, but losing 45-7 will do the job by itself.

  106. futures44 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:25 AM

    When two private investigators clad in black coats and turtlenecks showed up at the home of Sly’s parents, his sister called 911. The men, she said, were claiming to be law enforcement, but refusing to display a badge.

    Manning is preparing to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. He has since said, through Fleischer, that human growth hormone was indeed shipped to his home, but that it was for his wife.

    Fleischer has cited privacy concerns in declining to say why Manning’s wife needed the substance.

  107. mototax says: Feb 5, 2016 10:28 AM

    pft264 says:
    Feb 5, 2016 8:13 AM

    Hold it, hold it, hold it. I’m seeing all these unbelievable comments, like…

    thegronk87 says: Intimidation tactics by the manning family
    northeastkiller says: Cheater cheater chicken parm eater.
    jag1959 says: Potential witness intimidation? That’s disturbing.

    C’mon, man!!!

    What if you got a call from a sleazy network accusing you of something you knew to be false? If you had the financial means to defend yourself, wouldn’t you do it? There’s never been a sniff of a rumor to support claims of impropriety by Peyton Manning. He may be intense, but his reputation is beyond reproach. And no… I’m not a Broncos or Colts fan.
    =============
    Your post makes perfect sense. In fact it’s exactly what Pats fans cried out for Brady last year. Now that they don’t have a team in the game, they’re piling on Manning. It’s called hypocrisy! Pure and simple hypocrisy.

  108. pats74 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:29 AM

    I honestly don’t care if Manning took HGH or not, but the difference in how the league is handling this vs. how they handled Deflategate is just sad. Where are the leaks? Where is espn breathlessly covering the story? Where is Goodell talking about integrity of the game? Tells you a lot about the integrity of the league office.

  109. mototax says: Feb 5, 2016 10:36 AM

    kenberthiaume says:
    Feb 5, 2016 9:52 AM

    If he then dispatched goons who claimed they were law enforcement to intimidate a witness, you think he’d get a pass?
    ==================
    Where does it say the two men claimed to be law enforcement?

  110. cornerstone2001 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:46 AM

    Manning is as guilty as Brady…

    Montana> everyone………….and he never cheated

  111. dexterismyhero says: Feb 5, 2016 10:54 AM

    WAAAHHHHHH!!! Pats fans……..

  112. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 10:54 AM

    Where does it say the two men claimed to be law enforcement?

    —-
    From the story:
    Both men wore black overcoats and jeans and, according to a 911 call from the house that evening, one initially said he was a law enforcement officer but didn’t have a badge.

  113. greggallmansliver says: Feb 5, 2016 10:56 AM

    2 Weeks heading into Superbowl
    Last year :
    Deflate gate was the lead or second story of every major news cast.
    ESPN dedicated shows to it
    24 hour news cycle
    NFL promises investigation (takes almost 5 months to complete)
    Evidence:
    Morts tweet – Later proven false
    Kicking ball under inflated – Later proven to be at the hands of an NFL employee

    This year:
    Manning – HGH
    Has not made major news casts
    Barely mentioned on ESPN. Even with this latest news they spoke for 36 seconds on it.
    Not in 24 hour news cycle
    NFl promises investigation. Claims to be working with other major sports. Evidence shows that is not true
    Evidence:
    Hidden camera interview with supplier implicates Manning
    No denial from Manning that HGH was sent to house
    His spokesperson confirms delivery
    Claims is was sent to Mannings pregnant wife
    There is no known or AMA approved use of HGH for a pregnant woman
    Manning was recuperating from major neck surgery at the time of reciept
    Manning proceeds to have the best statistical year ever for a QB
    Manning sends two men dressed in dark overcoats claiming to be with law enforcement to supplier’s house.
    Next day supplier recants

    So suspicion of under inflated balls, later proven to be at best suspect but deemed to be true, has received far and away more attention than the use of a banned substance by the league. There’s your NFL. Watch “Concussion” if you want to see the power this organization has. Scary.

  114. trina16 says: Feb 5, 2016 10:56 AM

    mototax says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:36 AM
    kenberthiaume says:
    Feb 5, 2016 9:52 AM

    If he then dispatched goons who claimed they were law enforcement to intimidate a witness, you think he’d get a pass?
    ==================
    Where does it say the two men claimed to be law enforcement?
    ——————-
    In the story from the WaPo? You know, the red link that’s on this story? Very nice article by the way, you should read it.

  115. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Feb 5, 2016 11:02 AM

    They did not pose as pizza delivery guys that part is clear they were in fact pizza delivery guys . Payton needs to work on his Hire a Goon budget for 2016.

  116. matt2131 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:02 AM

    mototax says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:28 AM
    pft264 says:
    C’mon, man!!!

    What if you got a call from a sleazy network accusing you of something you knew to be false? If you had the financial means to defend yourself, wouldn’t you do it? There’s never been a sniff of a rumor to support claims of impropriety by Peyton Manning. He may be intense, but his reputation is beyond reproach. And no… I’m not a Broncos or Colts fan.

    ———
    No his reputation is not beyond reproach. What about the story of Peyton in college pulling down his shorts and sitting on the female trainer’s face? It was settled out of court, but his description of her as having a “vulgar mouth” later cost her her job as athletic director. (And if you don’t know about this story, this just confirms my larger point.)

    I am not saying that Manning is the worst person in the world. What I am saying is that his family is royalty in the NFL and that determines the kind of treatment he is given by the media. It’s silly to confuse that corporate-enhanced image with the actual guy.

    And in this particular case you really think it’s OK to dispatch two guys posing as law enforcement officials to intimidate a source in a story against you? (And if you deny that’s what they were doing is it just coincidence that Sly immediately recanted?)

    This is way WAY worse than anything Brady was accused of doing.

  117. straightfactshomie says: Feb 5, 2016 11:05 AM

    Mike Russo, who has crucified Brady for over a year and bit his tongue regarding Manning, has the same agent as the Manning family. Hmmmmmmmm

  118. skolpurp says: Feb 5, 2016 11:06 AM

    Am I the only one that wants to talk about Claymaker? There were more listed than just Peyton. Yeah, I’m a Vikings fan(wink wink). Clay’s been linked to PEDs via hearsay since back in college. You know, when he played with Cushing. For those of you who don’t remember, Cushing was the unstoppable force and Defensive Rookie of the Year a few years back. That is, until he got suspended for, you guessed it, PEDs. Now he’s a ho-hum LB.

    I’m sure Aaron has already advised Clay to talk to Braun’s counsel. They are ready, when/ifever the NFL comes knocking.

  119. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 11:08 AM

    and he never cheated

    —–
    He might not have but another guy on his team admitted he did.
    :)

    #StickyRice

  120. pdw3332 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    Cheater cheater, chick-parm dinnner!

    Now that Feds are involved it doesn’t matter what Peyton’s PI’s who pretended to be cops took out as records, because as biogenysis and Balco showed us, the Feds will cut a deal with Sly and/or Dale Guyer to spill the beans…..

    Where do we place the asterisk on Peyton’s career? That gigantic forehead would be good start. By the way, has Peyton joined that libel suit against ALJ? Yeah, not suprised he hasn’t.

  121. pdw3332 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:17 AM

    kenberthiaume…the Washington Post wrote a long story where the two PIs told Sly’s parents they were cops and only admitted they weren’t after they could not produce a badge….Sly’s parents were freaked out enough by these two goons that they called 911 right away.

    Cheater cheater, chicken-parm dinner!

  122. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:18 AM

    mototax says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:36 AM

    Where does it say the two men claimed to be law enforcement

    ———

    in the Washington Post story (follow the link in the article above) Sly’s parents had his sister call 911 because one of the guys claimed to be law enforcement but would not produce a badge.

  123. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:22 AM

    (in the linked Washington Post article) I find it interesting that Manning’s lawyer went to the Guyer Institute to go through their medical records. What for? Did Peyton and Ashley not know what their own treatment was for?

  124. Hitdog18 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:30 AM

    Nothing to see here people, just hi back to talking about deflategate

    Signed

    Roger Goodell

  125. kenberthiaume says: Feb 5, 2016 11:49 AM

    I like the “but Peyton’s beyond reproach…”….so what does that mean? Don’t even investigate? Brady was beyond reproach, but he was guilty unless he could prove himself innocent. Manning could rob a bank and shoot 3 people and you’d say “but he’s beyond reproach so give him the benefit of the doubt”.

    His story is the growth hormone was for HIS WIFE? Ba ha ha. Yeah, good one.

  126. 205diamonds says: Feb 5, 2016 11:53 AM

    HGH, I mean high integrity

  127. matt2131 says: Feb 5, 2016 11:56 AM

    straightfactshomie says:
    Feb 5, 2016 11:05 AM
    Mike Russo, who has crucified Brady for over a year and bit his tongue regarding Manning, has the same agent as the Manning family. Hmmmmmmmm

    —————
    I assure you that none of this–or the Mannings’ relationship with the league and the NFL media– has the slightest effect on how this story has been covered. I also would like to inform you that I have a bridge to sell you at an unbelievably low price. Because I like you.

  128. Mo Pro Babble says: Feb 5, 2016 12:12 PM

    So Sly recants after Manning’s “physical therapists” pay a visit to check on Sly’s knees?

  129. mmack66 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:14 PM

    Sounds like they made that guy an offer he couldn’t refuse.

  130. mototax says: Feb 5, 2016 12:21 PM

    paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    Feb 5, 2016 11:18 AM
    mototax says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:36 AM

    Where does it say the two men claimed to be law enforcement

    ———

    in the Washington Post story (follow the link in the article above) Sly’s parents had his sister call 911 because one of the guys claimed to be law enforcement but would not produce a badge.

    _ _ _ _

    Got it! Thanks.

    By itself that’s pretty damning text. Reading further, this quote from Sly’s attorney about his client’s story is just as damning.

    “It was pure puffery,” Cohron said of his client’s words. “He was manufacturing a story to bolster his own appearance.”

    Glad USADA is involved. If there’s substance to this, they’ll find it.

  131. Mo Pro Babble says: Feb 5, 2016 12:28 PM

    cornerstone2001 says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:46 AM
    Manning is as guilty as Brady…

    Montana> everyone………….and he never cheated

    So throwing to Jerry “Super Glue” Rice doesn’t count as cheating? No possible way Montana didn’t know about this. Why do you think he was always smiling? He knew.

  132. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 12:31 PM

    The 911 call is on Deadspin. Wow.. just WOW.

    This isn’t getting nearly the attention that it should.

    Methinks the dirty filthy doper is in BIG trouble if enough people who matter start paying attention, and they will.

  133. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:39 PM

    I haven’t followed this much. Did Manning seriously say his WIFE was using the HGH that was delivered to his house?

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  134. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 5, 2016 12:43 PM

    but at the same time, he had a surgery that could determine the course of his life. I have no problem with him taking the HGH. He should have just admitted it! People would have understood why he took it even if it was technically cheating. I thought Manning was smarter than this. I thought he could have learned from the dozens of other athletes out there that have LIED about things like this when telling the truth would have been so much better. Now he is going to be seen as a LIAR.

  135. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 5, 2016 1:02 PM

    People would have understood why he took it even if it was technically cheating.


    Yep.

    Andy Pettitte from the Yankees went that route and people forgave and forgot.

    This won’t be forgotten.

  136. surfinbird1 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:20 PM

    Ma, there’s somebody called “Big Nose Sam” at the door with another guy.
    What do they want?
    I don’t know…….I think they’re selling baseball bats.

  137. tylawspick6 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:21 PM

    WOW.

    So, who used the HGH at the Manning residence? The family dog? The gardener?

    Manning ADMITTED the HGH was his wife’s for “fertility treatments”, which is clearly a lie.

    Any pregnant or someone trying to get pregnant who is wealthy, would go to a doctor for a prescription, not go rogue and buy HGH that is sourced from China.

    It’s not even regulated HGH!

    So, you have no idea how safe the HGH is.

    Goodell has allowed Gomer to roid up with his Denver teammates.

    This is an outrage!

  138. revelation123 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:24 PM

    “Why is Peyton Manning employing former White House spokesman, Ari Fleischer for top $ as his personal crisis consultant?”
    —————

    It’s who the Green Bay Packers hired when a bunch of Packers fans went crazy when they wanted to stick with Rodgers instead of let Favre un-retire. Green Bay didn’t do anything wrong there either; they just needed an expert who knows how to handle the situation and media.

  139. jhonnyklassik says: Feb 5, 2016 1:24 PM

    If your innocent, why hire a p.i to investigate something that didnt happen? If it really didnt happen?There should be zero proof, so outside of a lawyer to defend your innocence why send p.is out? If it didnt happen there should be little to know proof. Unlesss……

    Manning is starting to look guilty.

    No way they win the sb nfl wont allow it, dont want this staining the superbowl, like deflategate did. Nfl took a horrible pr hit last year with domestic violence ,drugs alcohol and deflategate. No way they let hgh staim them this year.

  140. sxk129 says: Feb 5, 2016 1:42 PM

    greggallmansliver says:
    Feb 5, 2016 10:56 AM

    His spokesperson confirms delivery
    Claims is was sent to Mannings pregnant wife
    There is no known or AMA approved use of HGH for a pregnant woman

    ==============================================

    Correction- Ashley Manning was not pregnant at the time. She had twins in May 2011, about 6 months before the time period in question.

  141. switchwitch59 says: Feb 5, 2016 3:10 PM

    If Peyton is innocent, why did he need the private investigators to go to Guyer Institute and check Peyton and Ashley’s medical records? Doesn’t Peyton know what’s in his medical records? Innocent people don’t need to do this. I know what medication I’ve been prescribed and what it’s for, don’t you? I think most people do. You might not remember something from when you were a child, but surely you can remember something that would have been prescribed 4 to 5 years ago.

  142. switchwitch59 says: Feb 5, 2016 3:16 PM

    mototax says:
    Feb 5, 2016 12:21 PM

    Glad USADA is involved. If there’s substance to this, they’ll find it.
    ——————————————
    Unless they’ve been bribed, of course.

  143. Mo Pro Babble says: Feb 5, 2016 3:30 PM

    Unfortunately these guys got to Sly before any charges were filed so they can’t get them for witness intimidation.

    Perhaps when Sly does get arraigned he’ll spill to save his neck. Unless Don Manning sends Luca Brasi with a bouquet.

  144. nhpats says: Feb 5, 2016 8:44 PM

    A rational starting question might be for Manning of anyone to explain why a 30something year old woman needed HGH. And furthermore why she didn’t get a valid prescription from her physician and pick up the real stuff from Walgreens or CVS but instead got a Chinese knock-off from the Guyer Institute….

  145. peytonmanningshghconnection says: Feb 6, 2016 12:52 AM

    Pretty obvious he was using just by the fact he comes back from neck surgery and throws 55 touchdowns, then uh oh the next season the NFL starts testing for HGH and all of a sudden Peyton’s numbers take a nose dive. His last two seasons have been a joke. Now he’s in the Super Bowl as the lowest rated QB EVER and leads the league in INT’s. Amazing how fast your natural ability goes in the toilet when you can’t juice. Manning is a selfish me first player, who desperately tried to hang on long enough to pad his stats and try to get every record he could. That’s is what his legacy should be, if he was true royalty he would have hung it up after his neck surgery and went out with some class.

  146. revelation123 says: Feb 6, 2016 3:42 PM

    “If Peyton is innocent, why did he need the private investigators to go to Guyer Institute and check Peyton and Ashley’s medical records? Doesn’t Peyton know what’s in his medical records?”
    —————-

    Yes he probably did. If he knew that he never took HGH then he probably would want to investigate the error.

  147. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 7, 2016 6:31 AM

    Peyton hired Ari Fleisher for damage control and the Packers hired Ari Fleisher to damage Favre

  148. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 7, 2016 6:34 AM

    Has anyone asked the Green Bay Packers why Charles Sly was living at Mike Neal s house for 6 weeks LAST SUMMER?
    Just wondering

  149. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 7, 2016 6:39 AM

    Get the rabbi on the phone Ashley I got a sicheeashun

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