Report of Matthews Drug Test Refuted

In response to NFLDraftBible.com’s report that USC linebacker Clay Matthews tested positive for steroids at the NFL Scouting Combine, the agent that represents Matthews has issued an e-mail addressing the situation.
In an e-mail sent to Rick Serritella at NFLDraftBible.com, Athletes First vice president and general counsel Mark Humenik stated that neither Matthews nor his agents have been informed of any failed drug test.  Plus, he added that a lawyer for the league office told him that the NFL hasn’t received notification that any players have tested positive for steroids at the combine.
NFLDraftBible.com also reported that USC linebacker Brian Cushing has tested positive for steroids.
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

23 responses to “Report of Matthews Drug Test Refuted

  1. If the testing is legit why don’t they release the names of everyone who fails? I don’t get it.

  2. lol.. “Govern yourself accordingly” its such a nerd slam…I prefer the 90s hip hop version.. “Check yoself fool”

  3. I’m not even involved and my sphincter tightened up a little reading that.

  4. Shouldn’t his note have also included a statement that said Matthews absolutely, positiviely did not take a banned substance?

  5. “Your website is reporting, via unnamed sources including one NFL team, that Clay tested positive for steroids at the NFL Combine.”
    This guy isn’t very bright is he? I mean you said “NFL Draft Bible says…” like 20 times. Kinda makes me question his competence if a freakin lawyer can’t read.

  6. You should add “govern yourself accordingly” to all those who buy “Quarterback of the Future”

  7. Anyone who says football (NCAA and NFL) have any kind of effective drug screening mechanism, or have no widespread abuse at the highest levels is obtuse, blind or unwilling to admit the OBV.

  8. you would hope someone had their facts straight before accusing a kid of doing steroids. but i won’t be surprised if they didnt (have their facts straight, that is)

  9. He comes in to USC at 190 lbs and walks out at 240 lbs. Sounds perfectly clean to me . . .

  10. looks like they’ve done their research. maybe b/c they know he’s guilty.

  11. It wasn’t refuted, he just said results haven’t been released to them yet.

  12. Not to sound completely naive but when he walked on to USC he was 5’9 and he is now 6’3. ‘Roids don’t make you get taller….. Yes I realize he put on over 70 lbs, but that was over a four year span. I am sure he is using some kind of substance but I doubt they are Anabolic Steroids…..

  13. govern yourself accordingly……classic
    I like it better when it starts, “take due notice there of and govern….

  14. Brian Cushing at a 1,000$ a month suppliment habit. The suppliments were legal but what happens when he max’s out?
    People that go to the same school or play for the same team mirror what teamates do.
    travis henry and jamaml lewis for instance. (Cociane distribution)

  15. re:titans fan…
    “Your website is reporting, via unnamed sources including one NFL team, that Clay tested positive for steroids at the NFL Combine.”
    This guy isn’t very bright is he? I mean you said “NFL Draft Bible says…” like 20 times. Kinda makes me question his competence if a freakin lawyer can’t read.
    The second paragraph indicates that it’s from an email sent to the guy running NFLDraftBible.com. You don’t happen to work in the automotive or financial sector by any chance, do you? ‘Cause that might explain a lot.

  16. where in there does he say “My client is not on the juice”?
    Just ” you shouldnt have that information, you shouldnt release that information, you can be fined, blah, blah, blah…”

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