What’s the latest news for NFC North teams heading into Week 2 of the preseason? Is the NFL office bullying the Green Bay Packers?
Despite clearance for retired quarterback Peyton Manning on Al Jazeera’s PED allegations, the NFL would like to interview others players in the report. The league provided a deadline for Green Bay Packers linebackers Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews as well as their former teammate Mike Neal. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison also falls into this category.
Charlie Sly, who interned at an anti-aging clinic, engineered the accusations and since recanted his claims. However, the league wants to take the investigation deeper to confirm fallacies.
If the players fail to interview by August 25, the league will hand down suspensions on August 26; the length of said suspensions remain unspecified, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
About a month ago, Harrison posted a message on Instagram stating he’ll interview on his own terms:
As for Matthews and Peppers, who play a huge role in the Packers’ pass rush, they should be swift with following demands. The NFL comes off like a schoolyard bully in this situation, but the Packers can’t afford to start the season without their top two pass-rushers.