Peyton Manning 'furious' and 'disgusted' over this Al Jazeera report [VIDEO]
The Al Jazeera undercover probe, which was posted online early Sunday morning, reported that Manning was given human growth hormone in 2011 while he was recovering from neck surgery. The report cited a man named Charlie Sly, who allegedly spoke to an undercover reporter working for Al Jazeera.
Manning addressed the report during an interview Sunday with ESPN's Lisa Salters, accusing Al Jazeera of defamation and adamantly denying that he ever used HGH.
"Absolutely not, absolutely not," Manning said. "What hurts me the most about this, whoever this guy is, this slapstick trying to insinuate that in 2011, when more than less I had a broken neck -- I had four neck surgeries. ... It stings me whoever this guy is to insinuate that I cut corners, I broke NFL rules in order to get healthy. It's a joke. It's a freaking joke."