Report: NFLPA to look into Freeman leaks


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Updated: 10/01/2013 11:30 pm Published: 10/01/2013 11:30 pm


Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - NFL players union executive DeMaurice Smith stated Tuesday that the union is looking to investigate if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaked information about Josh Freeman's inclusion in an NFL Drug Program.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen initially reported the news on Monday night.

In a statement, Freeman said that he has never tested positive for any illegal drugs. He does, though, take medication for ADHD and said that he accidentally took Ritalin instead of Adderrall a year ago, which triggered a positive test.

As a result of the test, Freeman was placed in Stage 1 of the league's drug program and submitted to frequent drug tests.

Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano was asked by reporters Tuesday if he was the source of the leak and said, "absolutely not," according to the reports.

"I know what I've done. I'm 100 percent comfortable with my behavior, 100 percent," he said.

Schiano benched the underperforming Freeman on Sunday in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that Freeman was asked not to attend at team meeting on Tuesday.

This comes a few days after Freeman reportedly requested to be traded.


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