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Here is the problem with the report.

* The British guy posing as the undercover reporter is a con artist. He's been sued in Great Britain for running a Ponzi scheme and declared bankruptcy. He lends zero credibility.

* Al Jazeera single source, Charlie Sly, on Manning, Zimmerman, Matthews, etc. recanted his statement.

* Chalrie Sly falsified his credentials. He was not a pharmacist at the time in question ... but an intern. He was not working for the facility when Peyton was getting his treatment.

* Clay Matthews ask for some pain killers. A bit bizarre considering Matthews can get that pain killers legally from his team! It happens all the time in NFL training rooms. And it's done legally.

* Al Jazeera claimed Ashley Manning was receiving HGH through the mail. Peyton doesn't deny it as it was prescribed. No fact checking was done. It was irresponsible journalism. It implied something shady.

=> This "investigation" lacked credibility. When you don't do basic fact checks and your single source decides to recant his statement ... there's no reason to believe anything in the report. It's called sensationalism. It's just a lot of mudslinging with a flimsy source. It's one thing when The National Enquirer does it. I'm not quite sure Al Jazeera is portraying itself as The National Enquirer.

Do I think MLB and NFL players still do HGH? Of course. It wouldn't surprise me if Zimmerman, Matthews, and Manning were doing HGH. But this report is full of sh1t. I can film a street corner pharmacist in South Florida and get the same kind of info and accusations (which could be true). That doesn't mean I should publish the "documentary."

What are people supposed to do when the media accuses you of a crime from a single source that denies its own validity? This is not Lance Armstrong, Ryan Braun, Balco, Biogenesis, or the Mitchell Report ... they had numerous sources and even scientific evidence. On the other hand, Al Jazeera is really bad journalism rivaling Rolling Stone.

[Post edited by Blah at 12/29/2015 12:08PM]

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Posted: 12/29/2015 at 12:05PM


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