Report: Union thinks Schiano is Freeman leak

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/13/2013 3:02 pm

(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association thinks Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano leaked confidential information about former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman's inclusion in the NFL's substance-abuse program, according to a report.

The union wants the league to participate in a joint investigation of Schiano so it can question him, USA Today reported Sunday, citing a correspondence it had obtained.

Previously, NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith said the union would investigate if the Buccaneers leaked information about the quarterback.

The union says it doesn't have confidence in the league's separate probe partly because it is unaware of any previous NFL investigation into such a confidentiality breach that has yielded discipline, according to the report.

After ESPN reported the quarterback's inclusion in the drug program, Freeman said in a statement he never tested positive for an illegal drug but takes ADHD medication and said he accidentally took Ritalin instead of Adderall last year, which triggered a positive test.

As a result, he was placed in Stage 1 of the NFL's substance-abuse program and submitted to frequent drug tests.

Freeman was released by the Buccaneers after being benched by Schiano and now plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

Schiano was asked by reporters if he was the source of the leak and replied, "absolutely not."

The NFLPA says it has information Schiano discussed Freeman's inclusion in the drug program with other Buccaneers players, according to USA Today.

An NFL spokesman told the paper the league takes the confidentiality provision of the drug policy "as seriously as the union and will vigorously pursue any leads the union provides."

"However, such information should be shared confidentially with our office rather than inappropriately leaked to the media before the investigation has been concluded," spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Share
Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.