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The man at the center of a controversy that has Peyton Manning denying a report he used human growth hormone (HGH) in 2011 has now recanted his statements.
Cable network Al Jazeera has reported that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and a number of other professional football and baseball players have been linked to an Indiana anti-aging clinic that provides its clients with human growth hormone, among other drugs. (See full report embedded below.)
Now one of the men who Al Jazeera relied on for its bombshell documentary is saying his previous statements were untrue.
"Any recordings of me were made without my knowledge or consent," Charlie Sly, a former employee at the Guyer Institute in Indiana, says in a YouTube statement. "The statements ... are absolutely false and incorrect."
He added: "I am recanting any such statements."
The Al Jazeera report relies on secretly taped statements made by Sly that "[Manning] and his wife would come in after hours" for treatments.
"Whoever said this is making stuff up," Manning said late Saturday.
Meanwhile, Dr. Dale Guyer of the Guyer Institute released a statement saying he had "no reason to believe these allegtions are based in fact or have any truth."
Statement by Dr. Dale Guyer of The Guyer Institute: pic.twitter.com/FQ85Z211cu— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 27, 2015
According to the Al Jazeera report, HGH was shipped to Manning's wife, Ashley Manning, in 2011.
Manning isn't the only big name to be linked to performance enhancing drugs. Green Bay Packers players Clay Matthews and Mike Neal, the Chicago Bears' Julius Peppers, and a number of professional baseball players are also linked to other drugs. This is Al Jazeera's report, including taped statements that Sly has now recanted.
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