Harrison, Peppers, Matthews interview dates set in NFL PED probe
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and free-agent linebacker Mike Neal have scheduled their interviews to speak with NFL investigators in their probe into accusations of performance enhancing drug use.
Multiple media outlets reported that Harrison will meet with the NFL on Aug. 30, Matthews and Peppers are scheduled to interview on Wednesday and Neal's meeting is set for Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Harrison will now meet with the league on Thursday. The 11 a.m. meeting will take place at the Steelers practice facility.
All four players and retired quarterback Peyton Manning were named in an Al Jazeera America documentary accusing them of using performance-enhancing drugs.
The NFL cleared Manning of any wrongdoing, and last week the NFL issued a letter to the NFL Players Association threatening the players with a suspension if they did not agree to talk to the league by Aug. 25.
Harrison, Matthews and Peppers have each denied taking PEDs and Harrison has said he would be willing to conduct the interview live with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"Just to, you know, make sure there's no questions of what's going on. ... I can't see why we can't have the media there and do a live interview to ask them questions, and I can answer them and you all can see what evidence they got -- or don't have," Harrison said last week.
The MLB players names in the documentary—Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard—have both been cleared by the league.
- Scooby Axson