Before this weekend’s Superbowl, the Washington Post is reporting that the parents of Charlie Sly, the man who accused Peyton Manning of receiving shipments of HGH in an AL-Jazeera documentary earlier this year, called the police after two private detectives hired by Manning’s defense team showed up to their home claiming they were police officers looking for their son.
Five days before a documentary alleged that quarterback Peyton Manning and other star athletes had used performance-enhancing drugs, two men hired by Manning’s lawyers visited the parents of the documentary’s key witness. Both men wore black overcoats and jeans and, according to a 911 call from the house that evening, one initially said he was a law enforcement officer but didn’t have a badge.
After they told their daughter to call 911 the night of Dec. 22, Randall and Judith Sly stepped outside to talk to the strangers, who clarified they were private investigators, not cops. They had come to this red brick house with a well-manicured lawn looking for the Slys’ 31-year-old son, Charlie, a pharmacist who was the primary source in the upcoming documentary.
That sure does sound like Peyton’s team was trying to intimidate Charlie Sly and his family.
It’s pretty amazing how the whole Peyton HGH story has died off although there appears to be evidence that Manning’s wife probably did receive HGH shipments in her name. We’ll see how this all plays out in the next week or so.
H/T Deadspin, Washington Post