James Harrison, Clay Matthews, More to Be Suspended If They Don’t Meet with NFL

August 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Four players named in an Al Jazeera documentary on sports doping could potentially face a suspension if they fail to set up an interview with the NFL regarding the allegations by Aug. 25, per USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
Pelissero obtained a copy of a letter that league executive Adolpho Birch sent to the NFL Players Association on Monday. The letter named free-agent linebacker Mike Neal and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison as well as Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers as the players the NFL wants to question.
The NFL asserted it could suspend the players for conduct detrimental to the league if they decline to be interviewed:
We cannot accept your unilateral assertion that the cursory, untested statements you have submitted satisfy the players' obligation. Accordingly, the Commissioner has directed that Messrs. Harrison, Matthews, Neal and Peppers be given until Thursday, August 25 to provide interviews. For those pl...

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