Questioned by NFL, Bucs ask league to conclude leaks investigation
The Bucs have asked the NFL to quickly conclude their investigation into whether coach Greg Schiano or others violated the confidentiality of Josh Freeman's participation in the substance abuse program.
Schiano, general manager Mark Dominik and others already were questioned about the matter by NFL investigators several weeks ago.
"We do not believe it is appropriate to comment but the confidentiality provision of our drug program is critically important and a breach of that confidentiality by any party is a serious violation of our collectively bargained policy,'' NFL spokesman Greg Aeillo said recently.
Freeman, 25, who was released and is now the No. 3 quarterback at Minnesota, admitted to the “one-time mistake” of taking Ritalin rather than Adderall for his diagnosed ADHD. He said he then voluntarily admitted himself to the league’s testing program, and subsequently passed 46 different drug tests.
Freeman blamed unidentified members of the Bucs organization for disclosing confidential medical information. The Bucs are anxious to clear their name in the matter and that of thier head coach.