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(NEWSER) – Amid a furious backlash, a key source behind an Al Jazeera report claiming Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning received supplies of human growth hormone has recanted the allegations.

In a video statement, Charles Sly says that what he was recorded saying to undercover investigator Liam Collins about sending HGH to athletes, including Manning, is "false and incorrect," the Denver Post reports. Sly tells ESPN that contrary to what the documentary claims, he isn't a pharmacist and he wasn't at the Guyer Institute at the time Manning was being treated there. Sly says Collins, a former hurdler, had promised that he could make money as a consultant to injured European athletes and he was dropping names "to pull one over on Collins to see if he had any idea of what he was talking about."

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