Peyton Manning “angry, furious, disgusted, sickened” by HGH report

AP

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has angrily denounced a report that he used human growth hormone while recovering from a neck injury in 2011.

“Angry, furious, disgusted is really how I feel,” Manning told Lisa Salters on ESPN. “Sickened by it. I’m not sure I understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up, and yet somehow it’s published in a story. I don’t understand that.”

A former Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine intern says that Manning received HGH. Manning says he has no idea who the intern is and that the story, which the intern has since recanted, is false. Manning acknowledges that he went to the Guyer clinic during his recuperation with the Colts’ medical staff to use a hyperbaric chamber, and he said the Colts knew everything he was doing.

“It’s completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage,” he said.

Part of the report is that HGH was sent to Manning’s wife, which he said has no bearing on him.

“It makes me sick that it brings Ashley into it, her medical history being violated,” Manning said. “Any medical treatment that my wife received, that’s her business.”

As for his current recuperation from a foot injury, Manning said he’s working hard and hoping to be ready to play soon, while continuing to help Brock Osweiler. At the moment, however, Manning’s past is getting more scrutiny than his future.

94 responses to “Peyton Manning “angry, furious, disgusted, sickened” by HGH report

  1. File a defamation suit, Peyton. If you do that, I’ll believe you. If you don’t, you’re afraid of what they’ll find in discovery.

  2. Unlike another “great” QB, Peyton has immediately and directly faced this report head on. Gotta respect that.

  3. Is he serious? He goes on ESPN & asks how “someone can make something up about someone” .?! The same ESPN that reported LIES from the NFL regarding the PSI levels of footballs! As my 90 year old Aunt says ” that’s rich”
    What a hypocrit !

  4. Not so fun when it’s your QB and your team getting ridiculed, is it?

    Regardless of whether or not he did them, some people will always choose to believe that he was linked to steroids. The same way people choose to believe Brady is linked to fairy tales.

    What comes around goes around. He may be pulling a Roger Clemens on this one.

  5. I would actually be more surprised if he didn’t take HGH. I bet over 80% of the league is on something at some point. We should be questioning the illegality of these substances and why that is our view point vs the rabble rabble rabble.

  6. Everyone should be sickened by this. I am an all in lifelong Patriots fan. I never liked Peyton Manning as a competitor because he is GOOD. As a person, he is everything a pro athlete should aspire to be. Down to earth, respectful, hardworking, etc. The scrutiny that these athletes received is brutal. The idiotic opinions on boards like this represent a public that is thirsty to bring someone down. Manning, Brady, Brees, Rogers are all the best of their class and don’t deserve the crap that gets thrown their way. They are all hard working athletes who have risen to the top of their profession through working hard at their craft. I hope Peyton takes these guys to the cleaners.

  7. Its sicking that most of you are believing a made up report by a random person that most people don’t even know how the hell he is..

  8. The only thing this has in common with Brady and deflategate is that both stories are unsubstantiated garbage that embarrass the fools who cling to them. It’s a sad day for sports when sore losers get a free pass to diminish true champions with crap like this.

  9. Most interestingly, I see no denial of the fact that HGH was sent to his wife. I do not think this story is going away anytime soon. Also of interest is the fact that I do not think the use of HGH is illegal. It unquestionably would tarnish a reputation though.

  10. I don’t even like anything about the manning family, Archie etc. but, I don’t believe Peyton did this.

  11. “Al Jazeera can now get back to blaming all problems in the world on Israel.”

    Actually that’s quite a bigoted statement. Several Al Jazeera journalists are currently in jail in Egypt and other islamic countries for reporting humans rights violations by those regimes.

    They actually cover world news well including and especially the middle east countries.

  12. At least this story was fabricated by people outside of the NFL. I think it would be more difficult to understand fabrications coming from the league offices…..

  13. “Angry, furious, disgusted is really how I feel,” Manning told Lisa Salters on ESPN. “Sickened by it. I’m not sure I understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up, and yet somehow it’s published in a story. I don’t understand that.”

    And yet the NFL is still going after Brady and the Patriots for the made-up farce known as Deflategate!

  14. If Manning’s statements are true, then he should have his lawyer fighting this and filing lawsuits against the people who are putting this information out. However, it most cases, where there is smoke…there is fire? The amount of professional athletes who are doping is staggering and that is a fact. It would tarnish his reputation and put a huge stain to a Hall of Fame career if this has any truth to it at all. Only time will tell the tale.

  15. I wonder how many of the people rushing to vehemently defend Peyton Manning are the same ones that were ready to barbecue Brady over deflategate?

  16. Also people stop kidding yourselves. EVERYONE in the NFL is on HGH. How could they not be??? This should not be an outrage but acceptance that HGH made a mans neck nerves strong to the point that he could throw a football and resume a career. Soon we may have people who could not walk walking and running because of HGH.

  17. If the story wasn’t true why did he admit that his wife received shipments? You don’t go from not being able to throw 15 yards to setting an all time passing td record in your late 30s without some help. Plus getting the guy that got the US into the Iraq War is not a good look. Al Jazeera may be a pro Muslim slanted news network but that still doesn’t get Manning off the hook.

  18. The intern recanted his story just like Walt Anderson testified that he recalled using the gauge the exonerated Brady and the Patriots. The Media runs with the story anyway in both cases. Now, who is behind this shameful story about Manning? I am a Pats fan but have complete admiration for Mannings toughness and desire to compete. He is another great champion being treated abhorently.

  19. Maybe this “intern” recanted his story because he was unaware that the journalist was recording their conversation and didn’t know it would come out.

  20. …and not coincidentally, peyton had that awesome year the season after. but the football pundits are falling over themselves in defense of peyton. typical NFL wagon-circling–unless of course, it’s the patriots.

  21. If it was Tom Brady facing these accusations, you know everyone would just accept these reports as fact. Proof and science be damned.

    However one question I would like answered, did his wife receive HGH in 2011? I havent seen a denial or explaination on that.

  22. This has clemons defense written all over it. We are going to watch the downfall because he could not be honest.

  23. If Al Jazerra reports it is true. The best most accurate reporting in the world. All you rednecks should watch stop let go of that Fox News garbage! Sorry Peyton didn’t you also say you didn’t cheat on your wife?

  24. I think it would be more difficult to understand fabrications coming from the league offices…..

    ————

    Unless, of course, you were to read what Brady actually said in his appeal hearing as documented in the actual transcript and compare it to what Goodell claims he said.

  25. The Mannings had twins in 2011, and that is consistent with fertility treatment that could use HGH.

    The hysteria these star quarterbacks live under is pathetic.

    By the way, HGH has to be taken in conjunction with steroids to help athletes get stronger.

    The release of this medical information is a violation of HIPPA but the media that has run with this story (and other speculative nonsense) are the real villains.

  26. cjmullysr says:
    Dec 27, 2015 12:22 PM
    Everyone should be sickened by this. I am an all in lifelong Patriots fan. I never liked Peyton Manning as a competitor because he is GOOD. As a person, he is everything a pro athlete should aspire to be. Down to earth, respectful, hardworking, etc. The scrutiny that these athletes received is brutal. The idiotic opinions on boards like this represent a public that is thirsty to bring someone down. Manning, Brady, Brees, Rogers are all the best of their class and don’t deserve the crap that gets thrown their way. They are all hard working athletes who have risen to the top of their profession through working hard at their craft. I hope Peyton takes these guys to the cleaners.

    ++++++

    I agree…for the most part. The only problem I have is that the HGH was sent to his home – albeit under Ashley’s name. So, is it safe to assume at the SAME TIME Peyton was receiving treatment for a broken neck, she was going through treatment that needed HGH?

    Forget the report as I am sure there are embellishments….I want to know what she was getting treated for….and I know that may never happen.

    This does NOT take anything away from Peyton’s accomplishments up until 2011.

  27. Unlike Deflategate, there’s actually some evidence that something happened here. His wife was using a banned NFL substance? That’s rich. Funny how some people won’t believe it because there’s no “proof.” Funny how you react when something your favorite QB does comes out, isn’t it?

  28. well the story was reported by Al Jazeera, the same network that manages to get first dibs on all videos released by terrorist organizations but yet can’t provide any information on where they get them from so the scum bags can be taken out. I’d put more stock in a story released by the national inquirer than I would Al Jazeera.

  29. I’m not at all surprised that this is being swept under the rug in 10 minutes. The fair-haired boy gets away with another one.

  30. He sounds just like Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis, Roger Clemens, etc. They were all disgusted by the reports of their drug use too.

  31. The league is doing HGH testing now.

    Peyton has physically declined by a lot in the past year.

    Hmm.

    Now we know. 🙁

    #cheater

  32. fbfannfl says:
    Dec 27, 2015 12:46 PM
    Unlike Deflategate, there’s actually some evidence that something happened here. His wife was using a banned NFL substance? That’s rich. Funny how some people won’t believe it because there’s no “proof.” Funny how you react when something your favorite QB does comes out, isn’t it?

    _____

    That what I’m saying… what are the odds that your wife is receiving HGH treatment from the same clinic where you are getting treated for a broken neck.

  33. So, you won’t object to testing for HGH then, Mr Manning?

    Recall others who vehemently and angrily denied accusations of cheating and were later proven to be liars: Ben Johnson, Dick Sherman, Lance Armstrong, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cushing, etc.

  34. I believe Peyton doth protest too much. He also didn’t explicitly say he didn’t do it. He could just be furious someone found out.

  35. STILLlolatpatshaters says:
    Dec 27, 2015 12:54 PM
    The league is doing HGH testing now.

    Peyton has physically declined by a lot in the past year.

    Hmm.

    Now we know. 😦

    #cheater

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    Great points, all. As usual.

  36. He had career years after coming back from what many thought could be a career ending injury and his wife gets HGH shipments the year he comes down with the injury and he wonders why the public may be suspicious.

    “I’m not sure I understand how someone can make something up about somebody, admit that he made it up, and yet somehow it’s published in a story. I don’t understand that.”

    When a person admits he lied about something, how can you even take him at his word about his recantation?

  37. In Goodell’s NFL, everyone loses. It’s a sad state of affairs as to what’s become of my favorite sport. I hope for a new commissioner in 2016.

  38. Just like Lance he vehemently denied any doping till he got caught . The easiest way to get to the truth is to find out why his wife needed HGH . I would like to give the benefit of doubt to a great competitor but anytime an athlete gets better when they are past 35 red flags are waiving all over the place .

  39. Aybtcr475 says:
    Dec 27, 2015 12:36 PM
    Tom Brady is a cheater, plain & simple clowns.
    ________________

    There it is, the direct evidence the league so sorely lacked. I am furious I have been duped by everything factual that I have actually been stupid enough to have scrupulously studied with such great attention to detail that had so many of us falsely believing framegate was a bag job.

    Thank you so much for removing the scales from our eyes with that detailed explanation

  40. Once again the Pats fans try to use this fabricated story to exonerate their team. Sorry Pats fans but where there is smoke there is fire and in the case of the Pats it is a roaring bonfire. Guilty as charged, legacy forever tarnished.

  41. Lance Armstrong was angry when reports about his cheating arose. He vehemently denied everything too! He also used his wealth to sue and ruin the lives of his accusers who simply told the truth. Don’t be naive folks, he had his best year ever after this year.

  42. Peyton Manning “angry, furious, disgusted, sickened” by HGH report
    ________________

    Maybe that’s manning’s reaction to the HGH itself.

  43. alfredogarciashead says:
    Dec 27, 2015 1:35 PM
    Once again the Pats fans try to use this fabricated story to exonerate their team. Sorry Pats fans but where there is smoke there is fire and in the case of the Pats it is a roaring bonfire. Guilty as charged, legacy forever tarnished.

    plenty of smoke here too. Starting with nobody seems to deny the stuff was sent to his wife.

  44. Not Manning’s fault, Peyton didn’t know that his wife had ordered Papa Johns Pizza with bread sticks and a side of HGH dipping sauce.

  45. Uh oh. Looks like Bill Romanowski could stock his little suitcase at Dr. Quackenmeyer’s clinic if he wanted to. Supplement shop indeed…

  46. Sounds like he used a thesaurus in combination with his colossal head to tell us what he wants us to hear.

  47. Angry, furious, disgusted is what you are for being caught. Manning., You aren’t fooling anyone with your lilly white image. You’re a cheater masquerading as a champion. You and Lance Armstrong should get a room together.

  48. Aybtcr475 says:
    Dec 27, 2015 12:36 PM
    Tom Brady is a cheater, plain & simple clowns.
    ………………………………………………………………………………..

    no, brady is a winner. regardless of the score, he won today before the game even started

  49. So much for the days when journalism meant not reporting anything unless you had a source and an independent corroborating source. Now all you need is “someone said…”

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