Peyton Manning hired private investigators to vet Al Jazeera documentary, report says

2021年11月14日 by 没有评论

Night net null null null Peyton Manning hired private investigators to vet the source behind an Al Jazeera documentary that alleged the Broncos quarterback and other professional athletes had obtained and used performance-enhancing drugs, a new report says.The information was included as part of an in-depth Washington Post report published Thursday that offered new details on the behind-the-scenes workings of Manning and his contingent of hired lawyers and public relations officials in response to the allegations. The source, an intern at Indianapolis-based anti-aging clinic The Guyer Institute, had been secretly recorded claiming Manning's wife, Ashley, received deliveries of human growth hormone in 2011. MORE: Classic photos of Peyton Manning | Eli Manning: Peyton would never take HGHManning, then with the Colts, was recovering from neck surgery at the time. He has repeatedly denied ever taking PEDs in his 18-year Night net career. According to the Post report, Manning's lawyers hired the p

air of private investigators to identify, locate and interrogate the intern, Charlie Sly, upon being notified of Al Jazeera's intention to publish the findings of its undercover investigation into The Guyer Institute. The report said Sly was first approached by Manning's team Dec. 22, five days before the documentary aired.On Dec. 28, Sly recanted his statements, which he said were recorded without his knowledge. He said he fabricated the stories in order to impress the undercover reporter, a former British track and field athlete, who he believed to be a potential client.Ari Fleischer, the former White House press secretary hired by Manning to contest the allegations, confirmed to the Post that The Guyer Institute did ship medication to Ashley Manning. Citing the Mannings' right to privacy, he did not say whether the medication was HGH, which is banned by professional sports leagues.Fleischer told the Post that the investigative team didn't interfere with other investigations or attempt to intimidate Sly. It was Manning's intent to simply learn more about the allegations being made against him, Fleischer said.“When somebody accuses you of doing something you didn’t do — and Al Jazeera refused to tell us who it was — it’s only logical to say, ‘Who is it, and why are they doing this?’ ” Fleischer said. “That’s human nature.”The Night net has said it is looking into the allegations in a joint investigation with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.