The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App

Peyton Manning: HGH allegations are "nothing but pure junk"

With six days until Super Bowl 50, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning addressed a report that links him to human growth hormone (HGH), a performance enhancing drug that's banned by the NFL.

Manning told CBS Sports NFL analyst Bill Cowher, of "The NFL Today," that the allegations are false.

peytonen0201.png
Peyton Manning
CBS

BILL COWHER: You have vehemently denied the allegations with the [human growth hormone]. I know the NFL is doing an ongoing investigation. Have you talked to them and do you plan on fully cooperating with them?

PEYTON MANNING: Absolutely. As far as I know, that's going to start after the season as far as my role, and I welcome that investigation. And I understand when an allegation is made, that the NFL has no choice to investigate it. I get that, but I can tell you what they're going to find: a big fat nothing. It's been completely fabricated as far as the allegations of what they suggested that I did. It's been nothing but pure junk, and I welcome that investigation. So I think that will start right after the season.

COWHER: The quarterback on the other side, Cam Newton, describe his style.

MANNING: Oh boy, he is fun to watch ...

COWHER: But do you know last week his longest run was 14 yards and yours was 12?

MANNING: But the difference is it took him, you know, 1.2 seconds to make 14 yards. It took me 10 seconds to get 12 yards.

COWHER: You had to lead, you were using clock?

MANNING: That's right I was doing that, I am glad you pointed that out. It sure felt like I was running longer. It felt like a 30 yard run ... and I only got 12?

See the full interviews with Peyton Manning and the Panthers' Cam Newton on Sunday, February 7 on CBS during coverage of Super Bowl 50. Pregame begins at 2 p.m. ET.