Report: Manning likely to cooperate with NFL PED investigation if asked
If asked, Peyton Manning would likely cooperate with the NFL’s investigation into the Al-Jazeera America report on performance enhancing drugs, reports ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Manning retired after helping the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl this past season. The former quarterback is not required to participate in the investigation, but because Manning called for an investigation into the report when it first came out, he is likely to cooperate now.
Last week, the league told the NFLPA that four players mentioned in the report would be interviewed prior to training camp. The players’ union has now sent four letters on behalf of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal requesting that the league provide “any credible evidence [e.g., verified documents or verified testimony of witnesses] that warrants an interview” of the players.
ESPN reports that the league does plan on interviewing Manning.