Posts Tagged Law enforcement agencies

DEA agents visit Bengals in New Orleans about meds

A football sits near the pylon marking the end zone as teams warms up before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff was checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks, who played at Kansas City, confirmed via the team's Twitter account that they were spot-checked as well. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Cincinnati Bengals say federal drug enforcement officials visited the team Sunday to check on how its medical staff handles prescription drugs.

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ICYMI: NFL teams checked by DEA, clock malfunction

In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. The NFL players' union wants to negotiate with the league in changing the personal conduct policy. In a memo sent to each NFLPA player representative and executive board member, and obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, the union cites the NFL's "mismanagement" of several incidents, including the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

When it comes to the NFL, the off-field developments are as intriguing as what happens on the field lately, and the latest example was the unannounced check-in on teams’ medical staffs by Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

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DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

A football sits near the pylon marking the end zone as teams warms up before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff was checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks, who played at Kansas City, confirmed via the team's Twitter account that they were spot-checked as well. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

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