Pharmacist Charlie Sly tells ESPN that he made the story up and that he was just testing the Al Jazeera reporter when he said that HGH was administered to Peyton Manning and other top American athletes in 2011.
Brandon M. Spano, was born in Berlin, Germany raised in Denver, and is currently the CEO and Co-founder of BSNDenver.com. Career: I published many pieces of content from 2005-2009 for publications such as Bleacher Report, FOX Sports, and Yardbarker. I began my radio career in 2009 and would spend the next 6 years hosting my own show and being featured on others both locally and nationally. At the height of my career, I was hosting the only live and local sports talk show in the market every weekday between 9am-Noon on FM 94.1 while hosting a weekend show on 104.3 The Fan as well. I would consider my time doing national television on NBC a career highlight, as I was featured many times during “The Tebow year” but my biggest achievement came from the business side, behind the scenes. When I launched BSN Denver, I had owned media or commercial inventory assets on eight different media platforms in the market including 104.3 The Fan, DenverPost.com, and FOX 31. Most memorable sports moment: Attended the greatest Monday Night Football game of all time; Elway vs. Montana at Mile High Stadium. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: I would read Bo Jackson’s auto-biography “Bo Know’s Bo” on my way home from school. Bo Jackson was like a modern day Greek God when I was growing up so hearing about his past was akin to hearing the true-life story of Hercules. One sports movie that I can’t live without: I love Rudy, Major League, Remember The Titans, We are Marshall, and even Brian’s Song. But I cannot live without the Rocky series. It is ingrained in me. Most memorable experience as a reporter: Every time I ever talked to Brian Dawkins it was memorable, but his retirement presser was a moment that I’ll never forget. There was about 12 of us sitting in a big circle of chairs, including him, and we just calmly and openly talked about his illustrious career in great detail. The sport that started it all: I started playing football at age 6 and played until 18. That was my love and my obsession. I’ll never forget the 8th grade championship I won with the Green Mountain Rams. That was a tough year in my life but a great coach and a great team made it all okay.