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Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

NFL Players Association attorney Heather McPhee sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday, accusing it of trying to "bully and publicly shame" Harrison without offering evidence beyond a brief mention in television interview last year that was recanted by the accuser.

"When it came down to it, (if) I got the suspension, the bigger outcome wasn't really worth it," Harrison said after...