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Federal drug agents conducted surprise inspections of National Football League team medical staffs on Sunday as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse in the league. The inspections, which entailed bag searches and questioning of team doctors by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, were based on the suspicion that NFL teams dispense drugs illegally to keep players on the field in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, according to a senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation.
Federal drug agents launch surprise inspections of NFL teams following games
originally posted by: snypwsd
a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme
There is a huge difference between weed and prescription drugs... Weed has nothing to do with pills.
DEA spokesman Rusty Payne confirmed the existence of the investigation and said it was triggered by a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in May by more than 1,300 retired NFL players.
In the suit, they allege that NFL medical staffs regularly violate federal and state laws in plying their teams with powerful addictive narcotics such as Percocet and Percodan, sleeping pills such as Ambien and the non-addictive painkiller Toradol to help them play through injuries on game days.
originally posted by: Mr Headshot
So, like, we're ok with this?
How about surprise raids at your house to make sure you're not doing anything bad? Cool?
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
a reply to: rockintitz
yep, I'm a Bible follower.....not only does God give us all green plants in the very first chapter of the Bible,
but in Ezekiel 20, He states that He will raise up for us a plant of renown......I wonder.....tis a leaf most likely
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
What irks me is how easily pain meds were available to the NFL yet regular people suffering from pain must jump through hoops and beg to get any relief. Even if they get help the DEA is such a pain in the ass to the drs that the slightest reason to drop you from their care they will do it.