Manning's agent has confirmed that Manning's wife received HGH in her name, but claims Peyton wasn't using them. He cited privacy when asked why she was taking them. So we know at least part of the story is true.
Al Jazeera broke the story, IIRC.HuffPo posted this story 45 minutes ago. Still haven't seen it anywhere other than Twitter. Nothing yet on ESPN, PFT, Fox, etc.
If Brady was linked to a doping scandal, I'm thinking things would be a little different.
Edit - Just to be clear, this story doesn't bother or shock me. I'd bet 80% of NFL players are on something. Shit, I've been on TRT since turning 40. Most all of my friends in Southern California are on that or HGH. I'm just stating that if this was Brady, this story would be viral in 3 minutes.
For fucks sake I was using a little obvious hyperbole to point out the difference in the level of outrage this would likely engender if it was Brady involved. Their lack of jumping the gun, so far, in Manning's case, is the point.Wouldn't it be a 4 game suspension per the CBA?
You mention you are tired of faux scandal and then introduce a faux scandal.
We rip the NFL reporters for jumping the gun, then when they don't we cry foul against the Pats? Hopefully they learned something over 10 months.
Peter, if only you were a member of a profession whose job it is to investigate such things, maybe then you wouldn't be "startled"... oh wait....
Damn, MMSp, that's actually a really good point.ESPN and the NFL will ignore this not just because it's Peyton but because nobody wants to inspire digging into PED use in the league.
Frankly, I think the ESPNFL would try to kill this story if it involved Brady too.
ESPN would be cutting into regularly scheduled programming if it was Brady. Can barely wait for Tony Dungy and his reaction Sunday night.I don't care if he used or not. I can't help but wonder how ESPN and others would report this if it were Brady. Double standard is protecting the favorite son. There would be no " wait until the facts come out"commentary I'm guessing.
I fully expect the NFL to announce that this is clearly an act of domestic terrorism and that the network should be shut down permanently.Clearly an ISIS plot to destroy America's greatest hero.
Exactly. This has NOTHING to do with Manning, quite frankly. I don't give a rat's ass and honestly don't blame the guy.Is there anyone in this forum who would think differently about Peyton if the allegations are true? He was never a white knight around here to begin with and this seems like a pretty easy thing to look past when you consider the position he plays, the injury he had and the timing.
Obviously many of us are going to watch the media and the NFL's handling going forward.