Peyton Manning missed the 2011 season with the Colts after undergoing neck surgery. Now, an Al Jazeera report called "The Dark Side" indicates that he might have used HGH during that period.
The report has not yet aired, but was shared with the Huffington Post, which published key details.
British hurdler Liam Collins went undercover for Al Jazeera as part of a larger investigation into athlete doping. He wore a secret camera in conversations with doctors linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Under the ruse that Collins needed help ahead of the final Olympics of his career, he met with Charlie Sly, a pharmacist working for an Indiana-based anti-aging clinic called the Guyer Institute.
As the camera rolled, Sly claimed that he treated Manning with drugs like HGH after his neck surgery in 2011. The pharmacist covered his tracks by sending substances to Ashley Manning, the quarterback's wife.
Manning's agent denied the allegations to Al Jazeera.
“The treatment he received at the Guyer Institute was provided on the advice of his physician and with the knowledge of team doctors and trainers.”
“Any medical treatment received by Ashley is a private matter of hers, her doctor, and her family,” the agent said.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was among other athletes named in the report. He issued a denial, as well.
Here's a preview clip of the report:
Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.
Dancing is not.
On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor.
With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch."
Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.
While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."
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It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.
While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle.
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It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.
It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.
They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training.
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Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.
Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.
Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.
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