The Green Bay Packers are in danger of losing linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers to indefinite suspension if they don’t cooperate with the NFL regarding a PED probe. However, the latest NFL rumors imply that the Packers front office is not worried about the future of their players.
The NFL issued an August 25 deadline to Matthews, Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and free agent linebacker Mike Neal, per USA Today. The league wants to interview them regarding their possible involvement to PEDs in the documentary “The Dark Side” by Al Jazeera America.
Matthews and Peppers have maintained their innocence and they will try all of their options including getting help from the NFLPA. NFL rumors in Green Bay suggest that they got the support from Packers general manager, Ted Thompson, who addressed the media on Wednesday.
“I’d like touch on a couple of things, specifically the media reports involving Clay and Julius. It’s kind of as simple as pie: We’re going to support our players, we’ve always supported our players and we will continue to support our players. This is no different in this case,” Thompson said, via FOX Sports.
The Packers GM also mentioned that they are currently not worried about the possibility of suspension. He noted that the team is not too concerned and they have no plans to make any moves just in case Matthews and Peppers get suspended.
All four players were given a letter on July 29 by the NFL to participate in the investigation. They have until August 25 to provide their statements regarding the PED probe or they will get suspended indefinitely. Check back again here on SportsRageous to get the latest NFL rumors regarding updates on suspensions.
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