December 2015 - Denver Broncos Wiretap

Al Jazeera Reporter Defends Peyton Manning HGH Report

Dec 29, 2015 1:01 PM

Al Jazeera’s Deborah Davies went on the Today Show this morning to defend her publication’s reporting of Peyton Manning’s alleged connection to HGH shipments.

Davies reiterates that the documentary never directly accuses Peyton Manning of taking HGH, but instead points out that HGH was repeatedly sent to Manning’s wife, a claim that Manning himself has seemingly acknowledged as fact.

HGH is a scarce drug that is illegal to prescribe off-label and reserved for use by people who suffer from serious conditions.


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Report: Peyton Manning Received HGH Supply In 2011

Dec 27, 2015 12:18 AM

Peyton Manning has been listed in a new Al Jazeera report as one of several prominent professional athletes who were supplied illegal performance-enhancing drugs from a pharmacist who once worked at an Indiana-based pharmacy.

Manning was reportedly given a supply of human growth hormone in 2011 while he was recovering from his 2011 neck surgery from a pharmacist then employed at the anti-aging Guyer Institute in Indiana. The report cites the pharmacist, Charlie Sly, who allegedly spoke to an undercover reporter working for the network.

In the report, titled "The Dark Side," Al Jazeera says in an article shared in advance with The Huffington Post that steroids and other drugs were shipped to the home address of Manning in 2011 in the name of his wife, Ashley Manning.

Sly also accused Manning and his wife in the undercover video of going to the clinic after its normal business hours for intravenous treatments.

Manning strongly denied the claims to ESPN's Chris Mortensen: "The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never. I really can't believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up."

He went on to say that, "Yes, I have been a patient under Dr. Guyer. I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH. My wife (Ashley) 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 pm because their office closed at 5."


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Peyton Manning's Future Could Depend On Saturday Workout

Dec 26, 2015 11:04 AM

Gary Kubiak said Manning would have a "big workout" on Saturday to evaluate his progress in his rehab from a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

Manning has already been ruled out for Week 16. 

Manning returned to practice on a limited basis last week, but suffered a setback and had to sit out last Friday.

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Broncos To Start Brock Osweiler In Week 16

Dec 23, 2015 5:16 PM

The Denver Broncos will start Brock Osweiler on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

This will be Osweiler's sixth straight start for the Broncos since Peyton Manning has been sidelined with a plantar fascia tear in his left heel.

Last week Manning returned to practice for the first time since the loss to the Chiefs.

Manning is expected to have a limited practice schedule this week and was not expected to take part in Wednesday's practice.

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Broncos Deny Report Of Peyton Manning Not Wanting To Be Backup

Dec 21, 2015 2:31 PM

John Elway denied a report from Ian Rapoport that Peyton Manning doesn't want to serve as the Denver Broncos' backup quarterback when he's healthy enough to play.

"Peyton has never told Gary (Kubiak) or myself that he doesn't want to be the backup," wrote Elway. "Any report or rumor that suggests otherwise is incorrect!!"

The Broncos have been starting Brock Osweiler while Manning has been injured.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Peyton Manning To Resume Throwing On His Own

Dec 8, 2015 11:06 AM

Peyton Manning will throw outdoors on his own on Wednesday as he tries to work his way back from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

Manning is unlikely to participate in practice with the Denver Broncos.

"Yeah, I don't see that," Gary Kubiak said. "That could change. I could tell you on Wednesday that we decided to do some of that, but right now the thought is that we go into kind of a modified small workout personally with him and see where we can be each and every day."

Kubiak has opened up his playbook with Brock Osweiler under center, calling an assortment of bootlegs, effective run plays and play-action passes with the athletic and more mobile passer who's almost 15 years younger than Manning

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Peyton Manning Out Of Cast, Focused On Getting Healthy

Dec 2, 2015 7:33 PM

Peyton Manning got the cast off his left foot on Tuesday and will wear a walking boot until Friday.

Manning has not thought about his playing future beyond trying to get back on the practice field.

"This is when 'they' and 'sources' seem to show their heads a little bit . . . I haven't thought much other than about trying to get healthy," Manning said. " . . . I'm going to try to get healthy so I can try to get back. That's kind of where my focus is."

Brock Osweiler has played well for the Denver Broncos in place of Manning.

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