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Steelers' LB Harrison speaks about PED probe
- August 22, 2016

Televise it. In other words, Harrison, one of four players facing suspension if they don't meet with the NFL over the league's investigation into an Al Jazeera report from past year, doesn't appear anxious about meeting with the NFL , because he wants to film the whole thing. (more...)
James Harrison calls Roger Goodell a 'crook,' wants interview televised
- August 22, 2016

Accordingly, the Commissioner has directed that Messrs. Free-agent linebacker Mike Neal was the fourth active player named in the documentary . "They are asking me about PEDs, so I mean ask away", said Harrison. And for Peppers, who is 36 and in the final season of the three-year deal he signed with the Packers , this could be his last chance at that elusive ring. (more...)
Steelers' Green: PUP for ankle, not headaches Steelers' Green: PUP for ankle, not headaches
- August 22, 2016

When asked about Bakari's statement, Green said: "He didn't say anything to me about that". Pittsburgh is expected to use Green more in the 2016 NFL Season after Heath Miller retired from American football. However, there is still no target date of Green's return from his injury and it's not clear if he can suit up for the Steelers when the National Football League season opens next month. (more...)
Harrison, Peppers, Matthews to be interviewed by NFL
- August 21, 2016

It is unknown whether the league will accept these conditions, and a league official had no immediate comment. It would hurt my teammates and coaches. A 2015 documentary alleged some NFL players had taken steroids, and now four of them are under pressure to talk to the league. Harrison, a 14-year veteran, is a longtime leader of the Steelers. (more...)
Steelers' line backer James Harrison refuses to cooperate in PED probe
- August 20, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrisonhasagreed to meet with NFL investigators as demanded by the league, which threatened suspension if the players fail to do so regarding steroid allegations stemming from an Al-Jazeera report in January. (more...)
Steelers LB James Harrison Calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell A 'Crook' Steelers LB James Harrison Calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell A 'Crook'
- August 20, 2016

Al Jazeera America first raised the allegations in a documentary titled The Dark Side , which shook up the National Football League for its implications that Peyton Manning was among those using banned substances to get a leg up on the competition. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has suspension reduced to three games Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has suspension reduced to three games
- August 20, 2016

That was always a hard proposition when the NFL's substance abuse policy clearly states three missed tests equals four missed games. Bell now will miss games against only the Washington Redskins (Sept. Martavis Bryant [Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images] Martavis Bryant, the ultra talented wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is now on a year long suspension, as reported by SB Nation . (more...)
James Harrison Calls Roger Goodell 'crook,' But is Now Open to Investigation
- August 20, 2016

It was addressed to NFL Senior Vice President of Labor Policy Adolopho Birch and in response to a letter leaked to the media on Monday in which the NFL stated it would indefinitely suspend James Harrison and three other players if, before August 25 , they did not schedule an interview with the league. (more...)
Eagles capitalize on Steelers turnovers in win Eagles capitalize on Steelers turnovers in win
- August 19, 2016

The Steelers , having officially left Saint Vincent College and training camp, will now prepare for their third preseason game next Friday when they travel to play the Saints . A Landry Jones-led starting offense played the entire first half. Philadelphia needs their running back competition to heat up this week. Jones' second interception came in the first quarter after leading the Steelers to the Philadelphia 8. (more...)
League sets deadline for doping accused to front
- August 19, 2016

He extended his invitation again on Tuesday. "Come to my house". Harrison said he would “lean in the direction” of speaking with the league if the Steelers suggest an interview because he doesnt want to let his teammates and the organization down. (more...)
NFL Announces That Four Players Could be Suspended for Not Interviewing
- August 19, 2016

Foster said Harrison never has tested positive during random PED tests required by the collective bargaining agreement , including one the linebacker said he took this morning at Saint Vincent College. Until then, the NFLPA would be far better off advising guys like Harrison to cooperate with these investigations, though I do think the National Football League should come to Harrison, Matthews and company instead of making them go to NY. (more...)
Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline
- August 19, 2016

Harrison said he will continue to follow the advice of NFLPA attorneys. Should they decline, he'll suspend them for 10 games. Harrison said he doesnt want to be suspended, but he is prepared to take the situation as far as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who fought his four-game “Deflategate” suspension for 18 months — almost to the U.S. (more...)
Eagles QB Carson Wentz hopes to play again in preseason Eagles QB Carson Wentz hopes to play again in preseason
- August 16, 2016

Wentz is out indefinitely, although he hopes to be back for another preseason game. "It hurts pretty good", Wentz said . But a Saturday x-ray that revealed the hairline fracture in Wentz's ribs tainted his preseason debut. "I'm still kind of working my way through it". It gave him a little breather. "He's an aggressive athlete, so there's going to be a time or two where he's going to take shot", said Reich, who played quarterback in the National Football League for 14 years. (more...)
NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick 8/12/16 - Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Preseason Week 1 Pick 8/12/16 - Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- August 13, 2016

It was a "good news, bad news" situation for Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense. And thus the Steelers drew first blood. Zenner wasn't the only running back who had a big game Friday. In the receiving end, Antonio Brown had 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns in 136 receptions while Martavis Bryant added 765 yards and six touchdowns in 50 receptions. (more...)
Antonio Brown almost gets ejected from Steelers-Lions joint practice Antonio Brown almost gets ejected from Steelers-Lions joint practice
- August 12, 2016

Since it can be assumed Brown won't receive anything but a slap on the wrist for his practice "transgressions", Steelers fans should be excited about the training camp he's having, where he apparently can't be stopped-including by the Lions during the joint practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. (more...)
Steelers TE Green suffering headaches Steelers TE Green suffering headaches
- August 12, 2016

Personally, I think that's pretty drastic at this stage of the game, but I guess its plausible. Green has a history of concussions and, as Kinkhabwala also notes, suffered three of them in less than one calendar year during his time in San Diego. (more...)
Brandon Marshall bets Porsche for Antonio Brown's Rolls-Royce Brandon Marshall bets Porsche for Antonio Brown's Rolls-Royce
- July 29, 2016

On the surface, this is not a good wager for Marshall. Brown averaged 125 receptions and 1,677 (!) yards over the past three years. No matter. Surely Marshall could produce a new Porsche in defeat. Last season, Brown had 332 yards more than the Jets star wide out. Furthering that production will be vital if the 32-year-old looks to keep his luxurious vehicle. (more...)
National Football League announces Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will serve 1-year suspension 'immediately' National Football League announces Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will serve 1-year suspension 'immediately'
- March 14, 2016

He was scheduled to make $600,000 this season. Fettner said the suspension stems from multiple missed drug tests, but admitted Bryant does have a marijuana problem. "And that hurts", Fettner added. "We are very disappointed that Martavis Bryant has put himself in this current situation of being suspended by the League". (more...)
Peyton Manning rides defense to wild win over Steelers
- January 24, 2016

At the same time, you don't want to make it too much of a game where there's a lot of multiples: 'They do this. "Preparation is definitely different", Belichick said Monday via WEEI of preparing for the two Broncos QBs. Denver recovered the ball in the Pittsburgh half and went on to score a touchdown from the ensuing drive, giving them a lead that they held for the rest of the game. (more...)
Patriots vs. Broncos: Early Prediction, Betting Odds For 2016 AFC Championship Game
- January 24, 2016

Until then, Denver had settled for four field goals and trailed 13-12. "They're a good defense, playing really well for the past number of weeks". But, according to Patriots coach Bill Belichick, he doesn't necessarily want his defense to get too caught up in the chess match before the ball is snapped when the teams face off in the AFC title game Sunday in Denver at 3 p.m. (more...)