Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, up until a recent report linking him to HGH shipments in 2011, mostly has been viewed as an athlete with a sparkling clean image. It’s one of the reasons why he’s in so many commercials during NFL games.

That image might take a serious hit, though, because of a lengthy piece by Shaun King of the New York Daily News that details how Manning and his family went to great lengths to protect his image after an alleged sexual assault that happened while he was at the University of Tennessee.

“But as his career winds down, we’re left to grapple with the reality that there is credible evidence that Peyton and the Manning family knowingly, willingly, wantonly ruined the good name and career of Dr. Jamie Naughright, a respected scholar, speaker, professor, and trainer of some of the best athletes in the world,” King writes.

The report also details false stories made up to help Manning, one of Manning’s Tennessee teammates losing his eligibility for not backing him, school staffers asking Naughright to blame the alleged incident on another student, and much more.

There are many layers to King’s report, as you’d expect from one that involves 74 pages of court documents. You can read the entire Daily News piece by clicking the link below.

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Thumbnail photo via Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on the sidelines before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.