Allegations from Al Jazeera (via Huffington Post) have placed star NFL quarterback Peyton Manning in the foreground of the latest doping scandal to hit the sports world. The Denver Broncos starting quarterback is accused of receiving and allegedly using human growth hormones (HGH) back in 2011 while recovering from neck surgery, which has erupted into doping rumors and more. While Manning has since denied and refuted these claims, another star quarterback has officially spoken out about the news. Tom Brady is on Peyton's side, calling him a friend and a tremendous athlete. Check out what the New England Patriots star had to say below.
You can watch Peyton responding to the allegations while being interviewed by Lisa Salters of ESPN right here:
As you can see, Manning is very mad at the report, and we don't blame him!
Brady showed up on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show this week and made an official statement on the rumors and the doping scandal. After explaining that Manning is a close friend of his and that he really doesn't need to defend him in any way, Brady announced his support of the iconic quarterback.
"I fully support Peyton. My friendship with him over the years, he's a guy that I can always count on, and has been someone that's always been so supportive of me," he said, according to UPROXX. "We'll have lifelong friendships. Truthfully I don't put much into anything. I have a lot of friends, I have a lot of support, and he is the same. I'm a big fan and supporter of his. That's how I really feel about everything."