Wednesday, January 6, 2016

'The Two Ryans' Sue Al-Jazeera Network For Defamation

After an Al-Jazeera documentary alleged PED use by Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies) and Ryan Zimmerman (Washington Nationals), the two MLB players have sued the Qatar-based "news" network for defamation. The suits have been filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The actions make reference to the Al-Jazeera documentary entitled, "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which aired last month and suggested the two used human growth hormone. In addition to Howard and Zimmerman, NFL super-star Peyton Manning was named in the documentary in connection with HGH. Neither suit specified any damages. Al-Jazeera did not comment.