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    Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

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    Looks like someone put out a False Report.



    There are some pretty definitive statements being made.
    The NFL rumor mill is at full tilt this time of year.

    So much so that USC Coach Pete Carroll apparently thought it necessary to quell the attention sparked by a blurb that linebackers Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews tested positive for steroids at the NFL scouting combine in February.

    A one-sentence report from NFLDraftBible.com, which is not affiliated with the league, started the buzz. The agency representing Matthews apparently responded to the report.

    Here's what Carroll had to say in a statement released on USC's website.

    "These rumors are absolutely false," Carroll said. "If they were found positive, Clay and Cush would have been notified three weeks ago, which they weren't and all of the NFL teams would have been notified too, which they weren't."

    Carroll said he spoke with the NFL testing service and verified that both players tested clean.

    "They're both men of outstanding character and they never tested positive for anything here," Carroll said. "This is an [sic] major example of irresponsible reporting, and the site that published this report should be ashamed of themselves."



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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Soprano View Post
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    Looks like someone put out a False Report.



    There are some pretty definitive statements being made.


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    Well of course he's going to deny this, who would actually admit to "roids" being in their program???? Sadly the only people who know the truth are God, the players, and their suppliers(if they did in fact use).
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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

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    Let me grab the quotes, but it seems to me Carroll has gone pretty far out on the limb if he's not telling the truth.

    A denial without specific statements and denials would be another thing.

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

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    It would be pretty damn Stupid to say this if it wasn't true:


    "Carroll said he spoke with the NFL testing service and verified that both players tested clean."


    And some of the sites that were carrying that report have pulled the story. The link indicates their story has been deleted. I don't know about the originator, but something made other sites picking it up, drop it like a hot potato.

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    Carroll doesn't know, neither does anyone else yet.
    We will know when all of the results get released to the teams.

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    Why would the nfl testing service give our that type of confidential information to pete carroll or anyone else for that matter?

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

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    NFL Draft Bible is the outfit that broke the story, they said their source was an NFL team.

    According to the People representing Matthews, they were told by the NFL that No team has been notified of any player testing positive for steroids.

    Looks like a warning letter to me:

    "Here’s an unabridged copy of the note addressed to NFLDraftBible.com, which is the web site that reported on Matthews and several other players’ allegedly positive tests:

    “Our office represents Clay Matthews. Your website is reporting, via unnamed sources including one NFL team, that Clay tested positive for steroids at the NFL Combine. As I’m sure you know, the NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances clearly states that ‘any Club or Club employee that publicly divulges, directly or indirectly, information concerning positive tests or other violations of this Policy (including numerical summaries or specific names of persons) or otherwise breaches the confidentiality provisions of this Policy is subject to a fine of up to $500,000 by the Commissioner.’

    “Further, neither Clay nor our office has received notification of any positive test, whether for steroids or any banned substance. I also have been informed by an attorney at the NFL League Office that they have not received notification from the Independent Administrator of any Draft-eligible players testing positive for steroids during the pre-employment drug testing conducted at this year’s Combine, and likewise, that they have not informed the member NFL clubs of any drug testing results. Govern yourself accordingly.

    Sincerely, Mark Humenik Vice President & General Counsel Athletes First”



    ProFootballTalk.com - Report of Matthews Drug Test Refuted

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    Pro Football Talk....that site is about as accurate as a mock draft on this site



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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    NFL Draft Bible is the outfit that broke the story, they said their source was an NFL team.
    And therein lies the problem. According to Charlie Casserly, from NFL-N, the teams have not yet been notified. In the case of steroids, only the players themselves would know at this point.

    There would be no "team" to leak this.

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    Re: Cushing, Clay Matthews did NOT Test Positive

    They DO not take roids

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