The Facts: During Monday's Opening Night media extravaganza Manning again bashed the HGH allegations made by Al Jazeera America. "I can't speak for anybody else," Manning said of the story involving several professional athletes. "I've addressed this before. It's why I welcome this NFL investigation, because I know the rules of the NFL and I respect the rules, they're important to me. And so what this report alleges that I did is simply not true. It's fabricated. It's junk. It's garbage. I could give you a long list of other words for it. I can guarantee this investigation what it will find is an absolute big, fat nothing. That's how I feel about it."
Diehards Line:The league told NFL Network last week their review of the allegations "is ongoing and comprehensive. ... As to timing, the review will not be completed before the Super Bowl." Manning was named by an Al Jazeera America report that suggested the legendary quarterback had HGH sent to his wife, Ashley, for his personal use. Manning's agent, Tom Condon, did not deny that Ashley received the supplements, and Manning confirmed he was a patient at the Guyer Institute, where Charlie Sly, an intern pharmacist who was cited in the Al Jazeera report, worked. Sly later recanted his claims. Manning previously said that he only went to the Guyer Institute to use the Hyperbaric chamber and to receive blood flow treatment. Manning was asked Monday night by the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch if he would allow the NFL to have access to the Guyer Institute records as part of their investigation -- information the league would not have the power to subpoena. "They can have whatever they want," he said.