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No New Evidence Brought Against Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews & James Harrison In PED Investigation

Dan Graziano reports that the NFL’s interviews with Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews and James Harrison all went as expected with no new evidence or allegations being raised.

  • According to Graziano, the players’ expectation is to be cleared publicly much like Peyton Manning was a few weeks ago.
  • Graziano adds that this doesn’t mean that these players have been cleared by the NFL.

Free agent OLB Mike Neal is expected to interview with the NFL as well, despite reports that said he could bring a lawsuit against the league.

A little over a week ago, 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the meetings, or possible bring a lawsuit against the NFL for forcing them to conduct interviews for comments that have been retracted or be suspended.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 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.