Late Saturday evening the USA Today reported that the NFLPA wants to question Bucs head coach Greg Schiano in the leaking of quarterback Josh Freeman's participation in the NFL's drug program.
The crazy and controversial 2013 Bucs season is on the verge of getting even wilder.
A report in the USA Today late Saturday evening stated the NFLPA wants a joint investigation and the ability to interview head coach Greg Schiano in the leaking of former quarterback Josh Freeman’s participation in the league’s substance abuse program.
According to the USA Today, “the NFLPA contends it has information the original breach occurred when Schiano discussed Freeman's status in the league's substance-abuse program with other Buccaneers players, prior to the quarterback's Oct. 3 release.”
The report does not specify if the alleged conversations with the
players took place after the ESPN report, only stating prior to Freeman's
October 3 release, leaving the door of speculation open that it may have occurred after the news became public knowledge.
On September 30 ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Freeman was in stage one of the NFL’s substance abuse program. Mortensen used unnamed sources in his report.
Later, on the same evening Freeman, through his agents, released a statement insinuating that the information was made public by someone within the Bucs organization.
"Unfortunately it appears that some people who may have noticed the testing at my workplace have made hurtful and incorrect assumptions and chosen to disseminate inaccurate and very disturbing information,” Freeman’s statement in part read.
The day after the ESPN report about Freeman being involved in the NFL drug program, Schiano firmly denied having anything to do with the information being released saying he "absolutely not" was the source of the information and was "100 percent comfortable with my behavior.”
The Buccaneers declined any official comment late Saturday evening when contacted by PewterReport.com. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as warranted.
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