Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
There were no arrests, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The official said 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 were checked at a Washington-area airport after playing the Redskins.
The operation was still ongoing, and other teams may be checked later Sunday.
The Drug Enforcement Agency did not target specific teams, but the checks were done to measure whether clubs were generally in compliance with the Controlled Substances Act.
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