Feds browsed Washington Football Team center, fitness instructor on leave

Feds searched Washington Football Team facility, trainer on leave

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Washington Football Team helmets are seen on the ground prior to the start of training school at the Bon Secours Washington Football Team training center park on July 29, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Federal detectives performed a search warrant at the Washington Football Team’s training center and a neighboring house on Friday, police sources inform News4. The group’s head athletic fitness instructor is on leave since of an examination, the group stated.

Ryan Vermillion, the WFT’s director of sports medication and head athletic fitness instructor, is on leave, the group stated in a short declarationMonday

“Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation that is unrelated to the team,” the group stated.

Vermillion didn’t right away comment and it was uncertain if he had an attorney.

The searches happened Friday afternoon at the INOVA Sports Performance Center in Ashburn and at a house in Loudoun County, sources stated.

Residents of the townhouse complex stated they saw numerous U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration representatives.

Vermillion remains in his 2nd season as Washington’s head athletic fitness instructor, after 18 seasons in the function for the Carolina Panthers, his group bio states. He worked for the Panthers under existing Washington Head Coach Ron Rivera for 9 seasons.

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News4 and NBC Sports Washington are working to get more information about the target of the examination.

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