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NFL clears Harrison, Peppers and Matthews

The NFL cleared Clay Matthews, James Harrison and Julius Peppers from their PED allegations, but Mike Florio believes the NFL is going to continue to fish for potential violations.

Earlier this month, Steelers linebacker James Harrison said the NFL had no credible evidence against him even as the league continued to investigate claims made in Al-Jazeera America report that Harrison and others had acquired and used performance-enhancing substances.

After interviewing Harrison -- along with Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of the Packers -- the league agrees with Harrison’s initial thought.

The NFL announced Wednesday that it has cleared Harrison, Matthews and Peppers after “a comprehensive investigation” found “no credible evidence” that those players were provided with or consumed any banned substances.

Free agent linebacker Mike Neal, a former Packer who also interviewed with league investigators last week, was not named in the release that cleared the other three.

The league’s release said the NFL’s investigation involved witness interviews, a review of relevant records and laboratory analysis.