DEA Agents surprise NFL teams with drug checks after Sunday games

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/16/dea-nfl-prescription-drugs-check_n_6168268.html

    Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least two 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 Agency spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. 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 going to be checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins.

    The operation was still ongoing, and other teams may be checked later Sunday, Payne said.

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    The nationwide probe is being directed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York — where the NFL is headquartered — but involves several U.S. attorney's offices.

    The investigation was sparked by a lawsuit filed in May on behalf of former NFL players going back to 1968. The number of plaintiffs has grown to more than 1,200, including dozens who played as recently as 2012. Any violations of federal drug laws from 2009 forward could also become the subject of a criminal investigation because they would not be subject to the five-year statute of limitations.

    "This is an unprecedented raid on a professional sports league," said Steve Silverman, one of the attorneys for the former players. "I trust the evidence reviewed and validated leading up to this action was substantial and compelling."

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    did they test them for chunky soup?
    which seems to turn shut down corners into fags afraid of tackling..
     
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    I'm not familiar with any of them. But i am familiar with Emanual Sanders from the Broncos, and I will definitaly sleep a bit better tonight knowing the Feds are making sure he doesnt have any illegal pills in his locker! :yes:
     
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    What a fucking waste of our tax dollars
     
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    What a stupid silly government we have. Clearly this Is another fake diversion from the next scandal du Jour from V Jarrett excuse me, "president obama".
     
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    the nfl owners are deeply entwined with republican politicians, consequently, ...
     
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    When are they going to finally clean up professional wrestling?
     
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    After Jay Glazer's report on it, Menefee said something while Bradshaw, Long, Strahan and Jimmy Johnson were all staring at the walls or the floor. None of them fuckin guys was gonna say a word and get themselves subpoenaed. They know a team doctor is a gumball machine full of pills that you don't need a quarter for.
     
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    And the players who are part of the lawsuit are all acting like the team doctors and coaches shoved them full of pills and MADE them play. As if there has ever been a pro out there who would take himself out of a game for ANY reason.
     
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    You stocking up for tommorow night?
     
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    The Ravens were off this week.
     
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    Exactly. If I was the NFL I never would have settled that concussion suit. I woulda made each of those guys prove they never got concussed in College, High School or Pop Warner.
     
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    Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion
    Urlacher said: "If I have a concussion these days, I'm going to say, 'Oh man, something happened to my toe or knee or something, I've got to come out for a few plays,' just to get your bearings back. I'm not going to sit in there and say 'I got a concussion. I can't go in for the rest of the game."

    :coffee:
     
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    Been ready sir...:lo5:
     
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    My NINERS show up in NJ And get the pat down by the Feds. Wtf.
     
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    Has anyone checked the Nfls political contributions?

    Are the anti-redskins pushing this like they did with the patent office, domestic violence and concussion stories to force the nfl to capitulate against the redskins because their efforts are stalled?
     
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    I bet if they checked for steroids, the only people left on the team would be the cheerleaders.