An NFL investigation determined that former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not take human growth hormone or any other performance-enhancing drug, the league announced Monday.
Manning was one of several professional athletes named in an Al Jazeera America report about HGH in American sports. According to the report, Manning’s wife Ashley received shipments of HGH from an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic. The reporter behind the documentary said later that the report never alleged Manning actually used HGH.
In a statement, the NFL said a seven-month investigation “found no credible evidence” Manning used HGH or any other banned substance.
Manning, 40, retired from the NFL after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos in February. In 17 pro seasons, he set NFL records with 539 touchdowns and 71,940 passing yards. He also holds the single-season records for passing touchdowns and yards.