Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison?has?agreed to meet with NFL investigators as demanded by the league, which threatened suspension if the players fail to do so regarding steroid allegations stemming from an Al-Jazeera America report in January.Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, who were also named in the report, have also agreed to meet, sources told ESPN.Free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, who also was threatened with a suspension, initially did not agree to meet with the league. But he consented to be interviewed after all, a source told ESPNs Dan Graziano on Friday.Harrison has agreed to meet Aug. 30 at the team facility, per a letter sent by the NFL Players Association to the NFL, which was acquired by ESPN. He has set forth conditions limiting questions to only the segment cited in the Al-Jazeera report in which he was identified. It is unknown whether the league will accept these conditions, and a league official had no immediate comment.Matthews and Peppers interviews are expected to take place at the Packers team facility on Wednesday, in advance of the leagues Aug. 25 deadline, a source told Graziano. The NFLPA remains in support and in an advisory capacity and sent similar letters on behalf of both Matthews and Peppers, the source told Graziano. Those players did not speak after Thursday nights preseason game against Oakland about their willingness to meet with the NFL, but coach Mike McCarthy said: Im just glad the process is moving forward. As already has been stated, as an organization, we support Clay and Julius. Were looking to get this resolved as soon as possible.Harrison was asked after Fridays Eagles-Steelers preseason game why he decided to go ahead with the interview.The bigger outcome wasnt really worth it, he said. I wouldnt be on the team. It would hurt the team. It would hurt my teammates, coaches. So, it was easier just to do the interview, I guess.Harrison added that he made the decision on his own, and not at the behest of the Steelers.The league had warned the players in a letter they would be suspended by Aug. 26 if they did not agree to meet with investigators.For those players whose interviews do not take place on or before [Aug. 25], or who fail meaningfully to participate in or otherwise obstruct the interview, their actions will constitute conduct detrimental and they will be suspended, separate and apart from any possible future determination that they violated the steroid policy, NFL vice president of labor policy and league affairs Adolpho Birch wrote. The suspension for each such player will begin on Friday, August 26 and will continue until he has fully participated in an interview with league investigators, after which the Commissioner will determine whether and when the suspension should be lifted.?In a letter dated Aug. 18 responding to Birch on behalf of Harrison, NFLPA associate general counsel Heather M. McPhee wrote:Your most recent letter, distributed to the media before providing to Mr. Harrison via the NFLPA, confirmed Mr. Harrisons understanding that, rather than act with the integrity, respect, and thoughtful diligence that an employer such as the NFL should, the League has instead decided to try to bully and publicly shame a veteran player-employee who has repeatedly asked a simple, eminently reasonable question about his employers investigation:Is the NFL aware of any credible evidence -- other than the recanted remarks by one individual shown by Al-Jazeera -- that indicates that there is any validity to the remarks about Mr. Harrison?Earlier, the NFLPA had issued statements to the league on behalf of the players. But Birch wrote in his letter that the NFL considered them wholly devoid of any detail.The players have an obligation to submit to an interview but also the duty to provide meaningful responses to the questions posed, Birch wrote.And McPhee wrote in response that Harrison has decided that he will act as the more professional entity in this situation and will make himself available ... to answer NFLs investigators questions about the only remarks about him in the Al-Jazeera report. Ecco Dress Sko . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. Herre Yucatan Sandaler 069564-56401 Espresso Kakao Brun Sort . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. 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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are awaiting direction from the NFL Players Association before they talk to anyone from the league office about the Al Jazeera America report that linked the Green Bay Packers defensive stars to performance-enhancing drugs.Both linebackers said Tuesday theyre looking forward to being cleared just as Peyton Manning was on Monday, when the NFL released a statement announcing it found no credible evidence against the former Denver Broncos quarterback.Its bogus, but its kind of annoying that I have to continue to deal with this, Matthews said after the Packers first training camp practice of the year. But the truth will come out, and everything I said when the allegations came out I still stand by, so I just try to kind of put that in the rearview mirror and focus on the season.Peppers would only stand by his original denial from when the report surfaced in December.Im just trying to focus on camp and getting ready to play games, Peppers said. Not nonsense.Maatthews said that it was good to see Manning cleared and that he hoped the rest of the players named in the report would receive the same treatment.ddddddddddddIm just kind of waiting for the NFL to conduct its investigation, in which case the truth will come out, and itll just be another thing Ive had to deal with in my career, but theres nothing I can really do now, Matthews said. Its kind of ridiculous. Its good to see Peyton, at least, cleared in some regards, and I hope the names will go down the list.But, in the meantime, Im just obviously focusing on the start of the season, and well take it from that. Im going to let the NFL and NFLPA kind of figure it out and be advised on what kind of the next step is. Its been a long, drawn-out process, but well see once that time comes. Like I said in the past, I have nothing to hide, so its not an issue for me one way or the other. China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys China Jerseys NFL China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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