From the story:
"NFL Network has commenced its week-long unveiling of unofficial Associated Press awards that suddenly seem a lot more official now that the awards have received the imprimatur of the National Football League.
Though we've yet to see the full voting, it's possible that Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Steelers safety Troy Polamalu divided enough ballots to keep either from winning. Then there's the fact that Polamalu missed several late-season games due to injury."
"Matthews is the second straight Packer to be named defensive player of the year. In 2009, the honor went to cornerback Charles Woodson."
Great news for Clay!
So apparently those reports were wrong.
"LB Clay Matthews finishes second for AP Defensive Player of the Year to Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu. 17 votes to 15."