Al Jazeera America says Peyton Manning confirmed doping claims

Al Jazeera America is claiming that a source who spoke of doping in a 2015 documentary about performance enhancing drugs in the MLB was quarterback Peyton Manning. 

In the 2015 documentary, 'The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers,' Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman are among the names Manning insist used performance enhancing drugs along with him.

The players filed a defamation lawsuit against the former United States channel in January 2016. 

At the time of its release, Manning called the documentary a 'total fabrication.' 

The documentary cited the word of Charlie Sly, who was said to be a pharmacist from the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.

But Dr. Dale Guyer would soon deny that Sly was ever an employee at the company and the alleged pharmacist recanted his story. 

Al Jazeera claimed that Peyton Manning was the source who shared which MLB players were using drugs in 'The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers'

Al Jazeera claimed that Peyton Manning was the source who shared which MLB players were using drugs in 'The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers'

At the time of its release, Manning called the documentary a 'total fabrication'

At the time of its release, Manning called the documentary a 'total fabrication'

Ryan Howard (pictured) and Ryan Zimmerman - among two of the players mentioned - filed a defamation lawsuit against the former United States channel in January 2016

Ryan Howard (left) and Ryan Zimmerman (right) - among two of the players mentioned - filed a defamation lawsuit against the former United States channel in January 2016

The lawsuit accuses Al Jazeera of using 'patently unreliable sources' including Sly along with Zimmerman denying the allegations of doping, reports the Reporter.

Sly also sent in a written advisement that those statements attributed to him was false before the story was published. 

The case moved forward in March 2017 after a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss from Al Jazeera.

Over the last couple of months, litigation has been an intense battle as Gibson Dunn and David Wright Tremaine - the two law firms representing - argue over the handling of documents claimed as privileged. 

Deborah Davies, a reporter from the documentary, contacted Manning's CAA agent Tom Condon to get a comment on something said by Sly before the documentary was released. 

The documentary cited the word of Charlie Sly, who was said to be a pharmacist from the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana

The documentary cited the word of Charlie Sly, who was said to be a pharmacist from the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana

Deborah Davies, a reporter from the documentary, contacted Manning's CAA agent Tom Condon to get a comment on something said by Sly before the documentary was released

Deborah Davies, a reporter from the documentary, contacted Manning's CAA agent Tom Condon to get a comment on something said by Sly before the documentary was released

Memorandums from Al Jazeera claim Sly said: 'I did part of my training at the Guyer Institute which is like this anti-aging clinic in Indiana. [Peyton 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 [wife] 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.' 

Gibson Dunn attorney Ted Olson then was said to have reached out to Robert Corn-Revere of DWT - the firm that

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