The NFL announced Wednesday it has cleared three of four players who were being investigated for PED usage, including Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. The NFL said it found “no credible evidence” that the three, who were said to be using illegal performance enhancing drugs in an Al-Jazeera America report, were doing so.
The two other players cleared in the investigation were Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. An investigation into the fourth player, free agent Mike Neal, remains ongoing.
Here’s the full statement from the NFL:
“The NFL found no credible evidence that Pittsburgh’s James Harrison and Green Bay’s Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers were provided with or used substances prohibited under the NFL-NFLPA Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances following a comprehensive investigation into allegations made in a documentary by Al Jazeera America, it was announced today.
The three players participated in interviews last week at their team facilities.
Initiated in January, the investigation was led by the NFL’s security and legal teams with support from expert consultants and other professionals. The investigation involved witness interviews, a review of relevant records and other materials, electronic research, and laboratory analysis and review.”
Image credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images