Peyton Manning is denying Al Jazeera's report that an anti-aging clinic in Indiana supplied him with human growth hormone that was prescribed in his wife's name. The Manning family isn't denying, however, that Ashley Manning received medication from the clinic in question.
NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports Ashley was a patient at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis and did possess a prescription for an unknown drug. Peyton told ESPN's Lisa Salters on NFL Countdown Sunday morning that any medical treatment his wife received is her business and that there's no connection between her relationship with Dr. Guyer and his.
"It makes me sick that it brings Ashley into it," Manning said. "Her medical history, her medical privacy being violated, that makes me sick."
Peyton says he saw Dr. Guyer as well, though he repudiates any allegations that he was provided HGH. Manning expanded on his relationship with Dr. Guyer to ESPN's Chris Mortensen Saturday night, saying he went to the clinic largely for holistic treatments.
"Yes, I have been a patient under Dr. Guyer," Manning said. "I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH. My wife has never provided any medication for me to take. Ashley and I never attended the clinic together after hours. There were times when I went in the morning and there were times when I went after practice so this thing about 'after hours' is so misleading because it may have been 5:15 p.m. because their office closed at 5."
On Sunday, Guyer released a statement denouncing Charles Sly, a former pharmaceutical intern who claimed he provided performance-enhancement drugs to Manning and a number of other professional athletes while he was working at the Guyer Clinic:
Statement by Dr. Dale Guyer of The Guyer Institute: pic.twitter.com/FQ85Z211cu— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 27, 2015
On Monday, Guyer released another statement with specific dates relating to Sly's internship and his responsibilities.
Al Jazeera's report, "The Dark Side," is slated to air Sunday night. Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Mike Neal, Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent tight end Dustin Keller also were named in the report, though none were tied to HGH usage.
Sly recanted his accusations in a YouTube video that was posted Saturday night and also claims he wasn't even working at the Guyer Clinic in 2011, which is when the Manning family allegedly received the HGH shipments. Manning said Saturday night the allegations against him are "complete garbage."