Report: Buccaneers ask Josh Freeman to skip team meeting; NFLPA to investigate drug program leak

Tuesday October 1st, 2013

Josh Freeman was asked to skip today's team meeting.(Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Josh Freeman was asked to skip today's team meeting. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Another layer was added to the Josh Freeman saga Tuesday when the quarterback was asked to skip a Buccaneers team meeting, Jay Glazer reported on FOX Football Daily.

The NFLPA also announced Tuesday that it would investigate who leaked to the press that Freeman is a participant in the NFL drug program. Bucs coach Greg Schiano denied that he was the source of the leak.

Freeman struggled this season and was benched before Tampa Bay's Week 4 game with the Cardinals. With rookie Mike Glennon in the starting spot - and Freeman's contract set to expire at the end of the season - the veteran quarterback said he wanted to be traded or released. Neither has happened yet.

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Freeman's relationship with coach Greg Schiano was already tense, and it has gotten worse since his benching. Freeman was forced to watch Sunday's game from a suite. Then came the leak of his failed drug test and today's report that he was asked to stay away from the team meeting.

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