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Former Washington Commanders athletic trainer Ryan Vermilion will avoid jail time as a result of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. Vermillion, of the front office athletic department, will essentially serve a year of probation after a federal judge approved a plea deal on Friday. Perez noted that while the exact charges Perez faced were not made public, sources say he illegally supplied opioids to several Commanders players.
In October, the DEA raided the Commander’s headquarters and Vermillion’s home.
The NFL has confirmed Vermillion provided opioids to players without a prescription and also announced an indefinite suspension. He is ineligible for reinstatement for at least a year:
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also announced that the NFL and the NFL Players Association will launch a joint investigation of commanders and their compliance with the NFL’s prescription drug monitoring program. It was noted that the team was complying with the investigation.
Vermilion was the head athletic coach of the Carolina Panthers for 18 years, and he ended up in Nine years under head coach Ron Rivera. The Panthers fired Rivera in 2019, but when commanders hired him as their The 2020 head coach who brought Vermillion to Washington. Per Perez, sources told Vermillion that Vermillion was allowed to agree to take into account the “facts of the case” that the deal allowed He avoided jail time. He could have the case removed from his record at the end of the year.
Commanders, the team put him on leave in October after the raid.
Temple University Athletic Training Director Al Bellamy for the past nine years , is now listed as Washington’s head coach.