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NFL To Meet With Clay Matthews & Julius Peppers This Week & James Harrison Next


Gerry Dulac reports that the NFL has informed Steelers OLB James Harrison that his meeting with  investigators is set for Thursday at 11 am at team’s facility.


Tom Pelissero reports that the NFL has yet to officially finalize dates to interview the players named in the Al-Jazeera documentary.

  • However, they are working with the NFLPA to accommodate schedules.
  • Pelissero does, however, confirm that the plan is to interview Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers this Wednesday and free agent OLB Mike Neal on Thursday. Harrison’s interview would be on the 30th.


Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports that the NFL has agreed to meet with Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers on Wednesday in Green Bay, and Steelers OLB James Harrison on August 30 in Pittsburgh.

As for free agent Mike Neal, Breer mentions that the NFL will meet with him on Thursday in Chicago.

Last week, all four players agreed to meet with the NFL regarding the accusations that stem from the Al-Jazeera documentary.

Many wondered if they would go through with the meetings, or possible bring a lawsuit against the NFL for forcing them to conduct interviews for comments that have been retracted or be suspended.

The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell are clearly flexing their muscle in disciplinary matters, and it seems likely that this situation will set a precedent for disciplinary accusations moving forward.

The Al-Jazeera documentary also named Peyton Manning, but he has already met with the NFL and been cleared of any wrong doing.

All of these allegations stem from comments made by former anti-aging clinic intern Charlie Sly, who was taped in the Al-Jazeera documentary. It’s worth mentioning that Sly has since recanted his quotes.

We’ll have more regarding the PED allegations as the news is available.

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