NFL clears three players named in Al Jazeera PED report

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison have been cleared by the NFL. 
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The NFL has found no evidence that Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison used performance enhancing drugs, the league announced Wednesday

The three players were under investigation after their names were linked to human growth hormone use in an Al Jazeera documentary released last year. Peyton Manning, who was also named in the report, was cleared by the NFL last month. The fifth NFL player named in the report is free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, whose case remains under review. 

The NFL had threatened to suspend the players if they did not cooperate with the league investigation by participating in interviews. 

MLB players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman were also named in the Al Jazeera report and were cleared by league officials earlier this month. Zimmerman and Howard sued Al Jazeera for defamation