James Harrison Comments on Upcoming Meeting with NFL over Al-Jazeera Report

August 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison agreed to move up their scheduled meeting to Thursday, when the two sides will discuss an Al-Jazeera report that linked him to performance-enhancing drugs.
Harrison, for his part, does not seem concerned.
"They are going to clear my name and give me the same sendoff they gave [retired quarterback] Peyton Manning," Harrison said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. "I'm going to be cleared. They are going to give me the same thing, flash, across the bulletin board, NFL, Instagram, Twitter, all that—'James Harrison cleared.'"
Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, confirmed to Fowler that the meeting will take place at 11 a.m. ET. It's unclear whom the NFL will be sending to conduct the questioning, but Harrison will be represented by an NFLPA lawyer. The NFLPA has been strict in attempting to limit the questioning to the since-discredited Al-Jazeera report—thus avoiding any other potentially damaging ...

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