Josh Freeman Responds to Report of His Status in NFL's Substance-Abuse Program

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor ISeptember 30, 2013

Just hours after it was reported Josh Freeman was in the NFL's drug program, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback did his best to clear things up. 

For the uninitiated, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday afternoon that Freeman was a "stage one participant" in the program. That didn't mean he was in danger of a suspension, but that he was granted permission for a prescription drug and would have to undergo random testing as a result. 

Freeman obviously took offense to that information being made public, as he released an official statement shortly after Mortensen's report to set the record straight. 

The NFLPA is now investigating the incident.