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Three Packers Linked to Drug Ring Deny Wrongdoing

Mike Neal

The three Green Bay Packers mentioned in the Al Jazeera story about pro athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs — Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal — have all denied any wrongdoing.

Well, mostly anyway.

Matthews and Peppers told the Journal-Sentinel they don’t even know the pharmacist who leaked the information, Charlie Sly, and denied any wrongdoing altogether.

This was Matthews’ reaction.

“I think it is bulls—,” Matthews said. “I mean to be completely honest with you it’s 100 percent falsified and fabricated information. I don’t know who this guy is. I couldn’t tell you what he looks like. I have never talked with him or communicated with him, so for him to bring my name up like that out of thin air is bulls— for a lack of a better term.”

Peppers also denied knowing Sly. He had this to say.

“I was a little bit shocked,” Peppers said. “It is not true and completely erroneous and completely irresponsible journalism in my opinion. I don’t understand how I could be linked to something like this.”

Mike Neal had a similar reaction, but didn’t go so far as to say he didn’t know Sly.

“You might as well stop asking me questions,” Neal said. “I mean, I’m sure you saw how pissed off Peyton Manning was about somebody coming out with talk like this. If you want to piss me off, that’s one thing, but please don’t … if you want to talk about football, let’s talk about football.”

Not exactly a resounding denial on Neal’s part. But you can probably see why.

Neal was suspended four games in 2012 for using PEDs. Sly said he supplied Neal with human growth hormone during that time.

Peppers’ name also came up in connection with Neal’s, but Peppers didn’t join the Packers until 2014, so that connection isn’t very strong. Sly alleges Matthews only asked for painkillers.

Monty McMahon

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  1. V December 28, 2015

    All of this is likely true but Sly recanted to avoid death threats or public shaming, whatever.

  2. Big B December 28, 2015

    Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand.
    Some people call him an evil man.
    Let him introduce himself real good.
    He’s the only one they call Dr. feelgood!

  3. Jschizl December 28, 2015

    Faggots Muslim news station is where you get your leads. It came out Neal was on adderal which isn’t the same as hgh dumbshit. There to busy starting a jihad to put out real news. You should be poking a hole in this story not using it for click bait fair weather crybaby. Who bitches about going tosunny Arizona entitled bitch. I wouldn’t care if they lose I’m still going to watch them. I watched until Tolkien went in. You haven’t watched a whole game all year.
    Really it’s a news story that an NFL player used a painkiller R u serious. I mean is your head so far up your ass that this is a big deal.
    You might as well report for the Sea hawks or Vikings I expect this Shit from a website of there’s.

    1. Phatgzus December 30, 2015

      Holy fuck, the reanimated corpse of J.R.R. Tolkien was QBing for the Packers. How the fuck did I miss this? Did he slip a ring on his finger before he went under center?

  4. Jschizl December 28, 2015

    Click bait website

  5. V December 28, 2015

    The story got Jschizl to click and read ;)

  6. PF4L December 28, 2015

    This story…
    1) Old news
    2) Don’t give a fuck what happened 4 years ago.

  7. Woodbury December 28, 2015

    Jschizl spell real good!

  8. Phillthy December 29, 2015

    Hahaha hey Jschizl do the rest of us a favor and stop being a fan. Motherfuckers like you bring down the IQ level of a forum.

  9. Deepsky December 29, 2015

    Not a story. Facts were proven wrong in the article and the source recanted.

  10. Feck December 29, 2015

    It’s not the spelling, it is the ignorant slurs. Your catch all hate is even more ridiculous because apparently you don’t understand how an arab news site is different than a religion or how a fundamentalist religion treats gays or why it just looks sad to everyone who has a life when someone thinks being born white ranks as a major life accomplishment.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK December 29, 2015

      Right on Feck!