Charges against Manning are ludicrous

Peyton Manning, who will play quarterback for the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, was accused earlier this season of receiving shipments of HGH (human growth hormone) in an Al Jazeera report in late December. Specifically, the charges said that the drug was mailed to his wife at their home address. The report claimed Manning’s wife, Ashley Manning, accepted the HGH packages for Manning’s use.

During Super Bowl media day, Manning was asked about the NFL’s investigation.

“I know exactly what they’re going to find: a big fat nothing,” Manning said. “I respect the rules and regulations of the NFL. They’re important to me. It’s been completely fabricated what that story alleged that I did. Complete junk. That’s what I have to say about it.”

In truth, the claim about Mrs. Manning’s shipments of HGH has been completely recanted, although the news source stands by its report.

Manning is one of the greatest athletes in the NFL. Using any type of performance enhancing drug would only take away the joy of having his God-given abilities. Manning has worked for everything that he’s been given. It is a shame to watch a news media source try to ruin a great athlete’s reputation, especially in the middle of what is looking like a very successful final year for Manning, who plans to retire after Sunday night’s game.