(NEWSER) – Peyton Manning is hitting back in no uncertain terms after his name surfaced in a report being labeled "explosive" that claims the star quarterback took human growth hormone from an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic as he recovered from neck surgery in 2011, and that he did so under his wife's name to avoid detection.

The al-Jazeera report, called "The Dark Side" and picked up by Huffington Post, is a months long undertaking featuring undercover work by a British hurdler, Liam Collins. Manning released a statement in response Saturday night: "The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never. I really can't believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up."

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