BY: John Mamola /

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is a stage one participant in the NFL's drug program but is not in danger of any suspension from the league. 

According to Mortensen's report, Freeman obtained a temporary use exemption for a prescription drug that normally would be on the banned list.  The stage one status of Freeman doesn't mean he did indeed test positive for a banned substance.  A player could be considered a stage one participant for a variety of reasons including behavioral causes such as medication for ADD or bi-polar disorder for example.

The Buccaneers have not confirmed nor commented on the report, although they have confirmed to WDAE's Tom Krasniqi that they are aware of the report.  Stay tuned to WDAE for all the lastst on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.