Here's the documentary that accuses Peyton Manning, Ryan Howard, and other NFL and MLB stars of doping

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Al Jazeera released a bombshell documentary that takes a look inside the world of performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

The documentary, "The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers," hit YouTube before its airing on Sunday night, and alleges several NFL and MLB stars, namely Peyton Manning, have taken performance-enhancing drugs like human growth hormone (HGH).

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The documentary follows as British track athlete Liam Collins works with Al Jazeera as an athlete looking to take performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to get one last boost before retiring.

The documentary investigates several doctors who allegedly are involved in the world of doping. Some of the stars who are named by the various doctors include:

  • Dustin Keller, a former NFL tight end.
  • Mike Neal, a linebacker with the Green Bay Packers.
  • Clay Matthews, a linebacker with the Packers.
  • Julius Peppers, a linebacker with the Packers.
  • Taylor Teagarden, an MLB player.
  • Ryan Zimmerman, a first baseman for the Washington Nationals.
  • Ryan Howard, a first basemen for the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • James Harrison, a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Here's the documentary that accuses Peyton Manning, Ryan Howard, and other NFL and MLB stars of doping
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 20: Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos watches the action from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of play at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Denver Broncos on Sunday, December 20, 2015. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 28: Mike Neal #96 of the Green Bay Packers looks to the sidelines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 30-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 3: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers walks out to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 3, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 8: Julius Peppers #56 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during a NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank Of America Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks onto the field before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field on November 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: RY 26: ARY 26: Taylor Teagarden #23 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait during Spring Training photo day at Tradition Field on February 26, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 12: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 7-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals sits in the dugout during the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

However, the biggest player named in the documentary is Peyton Manning, who one of the doctors, Charlie Sly, claims used to order HGH. Sly claims he was working for the Guyer Institute, an anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis when Manning played for the Colts, when Manning took HGH to recover from several neck surgeries. Sly said:

"[Manning] and his wife would come in after hours and get IVs and s***. So one thing that Guyer does is he dispenses drugs out of his office, which physicians can do in the United States. It's just not very many of them do it. And all the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs. Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peyton's name. it would always be under her name. We were sending it everywhere... it'd go to Florida... Almost all drugs you can prescribe off-label. GH is one of the few drugs, it's really the only drug you cannot prescribe off-label. It has three indications."

When the report came out, Manning denied ever taking HGH, calling the report "fabricated" and "trash," and saying it made him angry and upset. The Indianapolis Colts backed him and said Manning never took any PEDs while playing there.

However, Sly recently put out a statement, backtracking his claims.

"The statements on any recordings or communications that Al Jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect," Sly said. "To be clear, I am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that Al Jazeera plans to air. Under no circumstances should any of those recordings, statements or communications be aired."

Dr. Dale Gruyer of the Gruyer Institution also released a statement, saying Sly was never an employee, but an unpaid intern, and that he doesn't believe the allegations are based on fact.

We have reached out to the NFL and MLB Players Associations for comment.

Watch the entire documentary below:

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