Attorney for Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman denies PED claims

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Attorney for Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman denies PED claims
Sunday December 27th, 2015

The attorney for Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman denied a report linking the two players to performance enhancing drugs.

An investigative report from Al Jazeera alleges Howard and Zimmerman bought and used the drug Delta-2, a hormone supplement, from an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic. The report also named athletes Peyton Manning, Mike Tyson and Clay Matthews as those receiving PEDs from the clinic. 

“It's inexcusable and irresponsible that Al Jazeera would provide a platform and broadcast outright lies about Mr. Howard and Mr. Zimmerman,” Howard and Zimmerman’s attorney William Burck told Action 6 News in Philadelphia. “The extraordinarily reckless claims made against our clients in this report are completely false and rely on a source who has already recanted his claims. We will go to court to hold Al Jazeera and other responsible parties accountable for smearing our clients' good names.”

The Nationals also released a statement in support of Zimmerman.

BURKE: HGH allegations come at a terrible time for Manning

Manning has also strongly denied the allegations. Al Jazeera’s main source in the report, former pharmaceutical intern Charlie Sly, has since recanted his story used in the investigation.  

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