DEA Agents Showed Up Unannounced At Two NFL Games
On Sunday, DEA agents checked in with the medical staffs of two NFL teams.
On Sunday, the medical staffs of the San Francisco Forty-Niners and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were paid visits by DEA agents to confirm that their handling of controlled substances was in accordance with federal law.
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The two teams were reportedly chosen at random, though the DEA checks were to determine how visiting teams in particular are handling substances across state lines, and to verify that the medical staff has the appropriate licenses for the state in which they are visiting. DEA spokesperson Rusty Payne said no arrests were made.
According to the Associated Press, the investigation — which could be ongoing — is the result of the that claims team doctors gave them painkillers instead of appropriate medical attention.
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Steve Silverman, an attorney in the aforementioned lawsuit, explained the significance of the investigations: “I trust the evidence reviewed and validated leading up to this action was substantial and compelling.”