League spokesman Brian McCarthy called the review "ongoing and
comprehensive" and said it involves obtaining and reviewing numerous
records, conducting multiple interviews and working with other
"We do not comment on the specifics of these matters until the
review is completed," McCarthy said in an email.
The allegations surfaced last month in an Al-Jazeera report that
said Manning's wife received deliveries of HGH, which is banned by
the NFL, at their home while he was recovering from neck surgery
during his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts.
Manning, a five-time Most Valuable Player who is considered one of
the greatest quarterbacks to play the game, has denied the
allegations, which have since been recanted by the key source of the
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Manning, who will turn 40 in March, has been plagued by injury and
questionable form recently and there is growing speculation that the
Feb. 7 Super Bowl versus the Carolina Panthers could be the final
game of his illustrious career.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Larry Fine)
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