Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has officially had his name cleared.
At the end of last season, an Al Jazeera report surfaced claiming Manning used human growth hormones while he was recovering from neck surgery a few years ago. Now, Manning can enjoy retirement after the league wrapped up its investigation on the matter
The NFL concluded that they “found no credible evidence” in the report, which alleged Peyton Manning had received a shipment of HGH under his wife’s name, Ashley.
The league said that they were both cooperative in an interview during a investigation that took place earlier this summer.
The report released in December said that an intern, Charles Sly, at an anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis suggested that Ashley Manning received the HGH shipment. He recanted his statements after he found he was being secretly recorded at the time of his comments, claiming that he was lying to impress a potential business partner.
However, other players named in the report, including Green Bay Packers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews, were not cleared as the NFL has yet to interview them. That will happen once the team opens camp on Monday.