The NFL Players Association believes that Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is the man behind the leak of confidential information regarding former quarterback Josh Freeman, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The union reportedly said they have "no confidence" in the NFL's separate investigation into the leaks, due to the lack of discipline as a result of any similar investigation in the past.
According to the report, the union referenced nine cases in which the NFL said it wold investigate a breach of confidentiality, but that discipline was never carried out -- or at least it was not announced -- as a result of any of those investigations.
Schiano has denied that he is the source of the leak, which centers around Freeman's voluntary enrollment in the NFL's substance abuse program. Freeman takes regular drug tests -- and says he has never failed one -- to ensure he is not abusing the fact that he's allowed to take Adderall for his ADHD.
That said, the report suggests that the union believes they have information on how the breach actually occurred, suggesting that Schiano discussed Freeman's status with other Buccaneers players prior to the quarterback's release.
One of the messiest stories this season continues. We've heard reports of Schiano having issues with his players and potentially "losing" his locker room all season, and now this controversy has dropped right in the middle of it all.