Al Jazeera Reporter Grilled By Today Show Hosts over Peyton Manning HGH Report
Deborah Davies seems like a smart person, so she's clearly being coy when she says that her Al Jazeera report doesn't imply that Peyton Manning used the human growth hormone that was allegedly sent to his house -- addressed to his wife -- in 2011. After all, Davies' report on Manning's connection to an anti-aging clinic was the centerpiece of a documentary about doping in sports, and Ashley Manning is...the wife...of...a quarterback?
"The only allegation in the program from Charlie Sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly from the [anti-aging clinic] Guyer [Institute] to Ashley Manning in Florida," Davies said Tuesday morning. "We're not making the allegation against Peyton Manning."
Listen, we get it -- Peyton Manning has probably used human growth hormone at some point in his career. But let's not pretend like this isn't a weak-ass justification for an expose documentary. While it is used for a very specific set of medical conditions, normal people can and do use human growth for purposes other than "becoming a super athlete." Just ask Mary J. Blige. Davies' report is neither definitive nor interesting. It's anecdotal. It's boring.
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