Manning angrily denies Al Jazeera report he obtained PEDs

In this Dec. 22, 2011, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning stands on the field before the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Indianapolis. Manning strongly denied a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the quarterback, now with the Denver Broncos, received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis. In a statement Saturday night, Dec. 26, 2015, Manning said: "The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never." (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Peyton Manning said a report by Al Jazeera set to air Sunday that suggests he obtained performance-enhancing drugs was "completely fabricated, complete trash, garbage."

Manning angrily denied allegations to ESPN on Sunday morning he used HGH in 2011.

The report is based on secret recordings made by a former intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging institute who now says he fabricated the allegations.

Al Jazeera sent British hurdler Liam Collins undercover to expose performance-enhancing drug use in sports. Collins made secret recordings of Charles Sly, a former intern at the Guyer Institute, where Manning was treated in 2011 following four neck surgeries.

Sly has recanted the claim that Manning used HGH. Sly, who also named other high-profile athletes on the secret recordings, told Al Jazeera the statements attributed to him "are absolutely false and incorrect."