Months after an Al Jazeera America report alleged performance enhancing drug usage, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s name has been cleared.
On Monday, the former Tennessee quarterback was cleared of any wrongdoing by an investigation conducted by the NFL.
Here is a look at the official release:
Here's the NFL's official statement clearing Peyton Manning of any PED usage pic.twitter.com/FIm4eqtha7
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As Peyton Manning ties up loose ends on a historic football career following his retirement earlier this year, this news helps cement his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks of all-time… without questions surrounding his post-neck surgery performance.
The report by Al Jazeera America hurled allegations of Manning receiving HGH shipments at his house, by way of delivery to his wife. Manning considered suing Al Jazeera in regards to what he referred to as “garbage” accusations, but ultimately decided against it. He interviewed with the NFL over the allegations in recent months, and the league determined that he did not use HGH nor any other performance enhancing drugs.
Manning retired earlier this year with two Super Bowl rings, and 71,940 career passing yards. He’s a sure-fire Hall of Fame selection.