Buccaneers believe Josh Freeman leaked drug program status

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The drama involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Josh Freeman is apparently never going to end.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to be involved in controversy regarding Josh Freeman, what with the NFLPA investigating who leaked Josh Freeman's status in the NFL's drug program. According to Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post, "Tampa Bay officials" think Josh Freeman's camp leaked that information.

This doesn't sound like a very realistic proposition to me. Yes, sure, it eventually all worked out for Josh Freeman, but that doesn't mean that it was engineered by his camp. That would require that that camp would know that the fact that he has ADHD becoming widely known would have a positive effect on his career, and that seems extremely far-fetched. In fact, it's not even clear that's a positive for Freeman even now -- how will that affect the way teams view him in free agency next offseason?

The fact that the Buccaneers even entertain this as a possibility shows how toxic this situation had become. Whether or not there's any truth to that believe, the relationship between Josh Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had become unsustainable, which is why he's now in Minnesota.

For the Bucs, though, it's time to move on. In fact, it was time to move on weeks ago. Leaking that you think Freeman is at fault doesn't help anyone, and it only draws the attention back to the most embarrassing off-field incident this season, and that's saying something.

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