NFL trio cleared of drugs link following television documentary claims

Harrison, Matthews and Peppers
Harrison, Matthews and Peppers

NFL players James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have been cleared of any link to performance-enhancing drugs following claims made in a television documentary last year.

The NFL said it had found "no credible evidence" the players were provided with or used prohibited substances.

The allegations of doping were made by Al-Jazeera America in December.

Pittsburgh linebacker Harrison and Green Bay linebackers Matthews and Peppers met investigators last week.

Al-Jazeera had also reported that free agent Mike Neal and quarterback Peyton Manning were supplied with performance-enhancing drugs.

The NFL cleared Super Bowl winner Manning of wrongdoing in July but has yet to announce details of its investigation into Neal.

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