Packers' Matthews, Peppers cleared in NFL PED probe

Posted at 1:20 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 14:28:07-04

After eight months of allegations and potential links involving performance-enhancing drugs, iPackers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are clear of wrongdoing.

Matthews and Peppers, along with Steelers linebacker James  Harrison, have been cleared in an NFL investigation into PED's. They are not expected to face suspension.

ESPN said earlier this month that the NFL did not offer "any new evidence or allegations" during an interview the league conducted this week with Matthews and Peppers.

Matthews and Peppers were two of four players the NFL have interviewed or plan to interview this month after a report in December by now-defunct Al Jazeera America which implicated Matthews and Peppers, along with former Packers linebacker Mike Neal, about PED use or distribution.

The report alleges that Neal brought at least a dozen Packers players into his circle as part of distribution efforts. It implicates former Packers linebacker Mike Neal.