Federal agents raided the Washington Football Team’s training facility and the home of the head athletic trainer, a local news outlet reported.
Trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing investigation, the team announced according to NBC 4 Washington. At least 12 Drug Enforcement Administration agents (DEA) were seen entering the trainer’s home.
“Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation that is unrelated to the team,” the team said in a statement Monday, according to NBC 4.
DEA agents have executed search warrants at the Washington Football Team’s Ashburn facility & at the head trainer’s home. Ryan Vermillion has been placed on leave as the investigation continues. https://t.co/QTQ60UlgWe @nbcwashington
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) October 4, 2021
The searches occurred on Friday afternoon at the INOVA Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Virginia, and at Vermillion’s home, according to NBC 4.
Breaking: Federal law enforcement conducted raid at Washington facility last week, team says head trainer Ryan Vermillion “placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation that is unrelated to the team.” Reporting with @granthpaulsen & @JulieCareyNBC
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 4, 2021
The reason for the investigation is still unknown and team officials are working to get more information, according to NBC 4.
“The only thing I can say about Ryan is, I know who Ryan is. Last year I trusted Ryan with my health and I would do it again,” Rivera said in an interview with NBC Washington.
“We’ll stick to the statement that’s been made, and we’ll focus in on playing football and try to stick to that,” Rivera said in the interview when asked whether players have inquired about the investigation.
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