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Acme Packing Company Aug 19, 2016

Matthews and Peppers will interview with NFL on August 24th at Packers’ facilities

Green Bay’s linebackers have acquiesced to the NFL’s demands and will meet with the league before its deadline. On Thursday, reports surfaced that three of the four NFL players mentioned in the 2015 Al-Jazeera America report on performance-enhancing drug use had agreed to the NFL’s demands for interviews prior to the league’s third preseason games. Packers players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, along with Steelers linebacker James Harrison, all had reported to set up the meetings in an attempt to satisfy the league’s ultimatum.* * Note that Harrison insisted on the meeting...
Acme Packing Company Aug 16, 2016

Cheese Curds, 8/16: NFL's handling of Matthews & Peppers sets dangerous precedent

With the league threatening suspensions if the players don't sit for an interview, should the players' union continue to fight? The Green Bay Packers are busy preparing for Thursday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, but two players also have their minds on another pressing issue: imminent potential suspensions. The news came down on Monday that Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers could be suspended if they continue to refuse to cooperate with the NFL regarding allegations of PED use (which have since been recanted). This sets these individuals and the NFL Player's Association up in...
Acme Packing Company Aug 8, 2016

NFL still pursuing interviews with Packers LBs Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers about PED allegations, per report

No end in sight for the NFL's probe into some PED-related accusations. Amid the fury surrounding the cancellation of Sunday night's Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts preseason contest, some significant information about the NFL's ongoing investigation into a performance-enhancing drug scandal surfaced. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league plans to continue pursue interviews with Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers regarding any potential involvement. The PED accusations first rose when a report from Al-Jazeera America linked Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning with...
Acme Packing Company Jul 29, 2016

Packers DC Dom Capers hints that Clay Matthews could still play some inside linebacker

Green Bay’s head man on defense isn’t ruling out lining up his best player inside again if necessary. Over the past season and a half, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been used as a Swiss Army knife of sorts in the Packers’ defense. He has played almost exclusively at inside linebacker on base downs, moving back to his traditional pass-rushing outside linebacker position when the Packers move into the dime package. This offseason, head coach Mike McCarthy expressed his desire to move Matthews back outside full-time, however. In an effort to help with that transition,...