The Denver Broncos have been awaiting Peyton Manning’s return to the field from injury, but bigger news broke surrounding Manning off-the-field. He was named in a recent report as an NFL player that had been shipped HGH during his recovery from his serious neck injury. Manning has been very adamant that the report is false and more information has come out that the report is likely fabricated.
While the report is still going viral right now, the Broncos have made it clear that they do not believe that Manning used HGH.
“Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent. These are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Peyton is rightfully outraged by the allegations, which he emphatically denied to our organization and which have been publicly renounced by the source who initially provided them. Throughout his NFL career, particularly during his four seasons with the Broncos, Peyton has shown nothing but respect for the game. Our organization is confident Peyton does things the right way, and we do not find this story to be credible.”
Manning seems to be furious about his name being dragged through the mud and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him go after those that have hurt his reputation. A lawsuit for misinformation and reporting that information could be a very likely outcome for Manning.
Denver is likely correct in the belief that Manning never used HGH, but it will be interesting to see what the fallout of this report ends up being.
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