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NFL, James Harrison quiet after PED interview

As expected, Steelers linebacker James Harrison submitted for his Al Jazeera-sparked PED interview on Thursday morning. Via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, both sides kept quiet after the meeting ended. That’s likely good news for Harrison, because if he saw or heard anything in the room that made him think that the league wasn’t…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

James Harrison on PED investigation: 'waste of time’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to meet with NFL investigators for an interview as part of the Al-Jazeera probe on Thursday, but he’s not toning down his rhetoric before then. Harrison, who has been a vocal critic of the NFL’s investigation into the allegations, didn’t back down on Wednesday, calling the interview a “waste of time,” according to ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison on not fighting NFL: It ‘would definitely hurt the team’

James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers all caved to the NFL’s demand to conduct interviews regarding PED allegations. Many may have hoped that they had chosen to fight the league on this matter, but as a matter of practicality they did not. Harrison, speaking with Aditi Kinkabwala of NFL Newtork, explained why it was important for him to submit to the league, rather...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harrison, Peppers, Matthews to meet with NFL

Responding to the NFL’s threat to suspend them if they do not grant an interview with them, James Harrison, Julius Peppers, and Clay Matthews will meet with the NFL ahead of the stated Aug. 25 deadline, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Those players — along with Peyton Manning and Mike Neal — were named in an Al Jazeera report linking them to HGH use. Manning has previously...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison willing to sit out 2016 if NFL doesn’t meet demands for interview

After it was found out on Monday that the NFL is threatening to suspend the players reported on in an Al Jazeera documentary who do not cooperate with the investigation, one of the players implicated — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison — had a chance to respond Tuesday. Harrison told reporters Tuesday that he would be willing to do the interview, but he is frustrated...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison on PED report: What if someone says I’m a pedophile?

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is among four NFL players who were given an ultimatum by the league on Monday — sit down to discuss the performance-enhancing drug allegations against you or be suspended. Despite the threat, Harrison’s stance has not changed. Along with Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal, Harrison was accused of taking PEDs in a recent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison sarcastically reacts to random PED test

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison apparently received a random drug test from the NFL on Tuesday, and he couldn’t help but sarcastically react to the perceptively coincidental timing of it. “Surprise, surprise, your boy got a random PED test today,” Harrison says in a Facebook Live video posted Tuesday morning, repeating the word “random” on several occasions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL threatens to suspend players over PED interviews

James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal have a definitive deadline. The NFL told the NFLPA Monday that those players have until August 25 to give interviews regarding their involvement in the Al Jazeera report that linked them to PED use. If they fail to comply, they will be suspended. Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports broke this news Monday afternoon. NFL...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison denies PED allegations in sworn affidavit

In response to the National Football League’s request for an interview regarding the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison denied any wrongdoing in a sworn affidavit on Tuesday. James Harrison responds to NFL's interview request with a sworn affidavit: — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 12,...
Via Sportsnaut
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harrison wanted to record drug test; NFL said no

James Harrison has made it clear in the past that he does not believe NFL drug testing is truly random. Earlier this offseason, he was tested the day after he announced he is returning for a 14th NFL season. An NFL official showed up at his door again on Tuesday, and Harrison once again seemed annoyed. When he was tested back in February, Harrison recorded much of the process on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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