“I fully support Peyton and my friendship with him over the years,” Brady said.

By SI Wire
December 28, 2015

In wake of allegations that Peyton Manning was supplied with human growth hormone while recovering from neck surgeries in 2011, Tom Brady has voiced his support for the Denver Broncos quarterback.

“I would consider him a good friend, and you hate to see your good friends go through anything like that,” Brady said during his weekly interview on WEEI. “He’s been a great player for this league, for his teams, for his organizations. He’s been one of the best players to ever play the game.”

Brady went on to say that he feels Peyton is a “tough guy” and will be able to handle the situation.

“I fully support Peyton and my friendship with him over the years. He’s a guy I can always count on, and he’s been someone who has always been so supportive of me,” Brady said.

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Manning was just one of the names mentioned in an Al Jazeera report linking players to performance enhancing drugs from the Guyer Institute, an anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis.

Manning refuted the allegations in a statement released through the Broncos Saturday, calling them “complete garbage.” He also told Peter King for the Monday Morning Quarterback that the report is a “complete fabrication.”

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