INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 28 2015) – A controversial new report which claims Peyton Manning obtained human growth hormones from an Indianapolis clinic continues to draw strong denials.
The clinic’s owner is the latest person to speak out in a growing chorus of people who claim the report is bogus.
The owner at the Guyer Institute didn't want to go on camera, but he did provide a written statement that reads in part the allegations against Manning are “fabricated” and “not based in fact.”
Undercover recordings of a former unpaid intern at the clinic were part of an Al Jazeera report on alleged human growth hormone use by Manning and other NFL players.
The controversial claims stemmed from Manning visiting the Guyer Institute on 86th Street in 2011, as the quarterback recovered from neck surgeries.
In a statement Dr. Dale Guyer wrote, “I find it extremely disturbing that… a former unpaid intern would violate the privacy of Mrs. Manning’s medical records and be so callous and destructive as to purposely fabricate and spread stories that are simply not true.”
The intern and source of the claims, Charlie Sly, could be heard in the recordings saying, “All the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs. It would never be under Peyton’s name. It would always be under her name.”
Sly has since taken to YouTube to recant the story.
“The statements on any recordings are absolutely false and incorrect. To be clear I am recanting any such statements,” said Sly.
The owner of the Guyer Institute also disputes the timeline of the report claiming, “Mr. Sly was never an employee of the Guyer Institute and his brief three-month internship occurred in 2013, during which time Peyton was not even being treated. I think it is obvious that Mr. Sly has fabricated this whole thing for reasons I cannot fathom.”
Manning himself admitted he visited Guyer in 2011 to use a hyperbaric chamber as recommended by Colts doctors.
As a future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and one of the great Colts of all time, Manning himself angrily denied ever receiving or using HGH to ESPN.
“It’s completely fabricated. It’s complete trash and garbage. There’s more adjectives I’d like to use, but it really makes me sick,” said Manning.
The Indianapolis Colts also released a statement that called the reports absurd and ridiculous. They added that Peyton never took any shortcuts to success.
As for Sly, he is now working out of Texas.
Al Jazeera is currently standing behind their report.
A NFL spokesperson confirmed to CBS4Indy the league is investigating the report.
"We are reviewing the matter," said the spokesman. "Our procedure is to follow up on any information that potentially involves a violation of this nature."