WASHINGTON — The Washington Football Team’s (WFT) Head Athletic Trainer, Ryan Vermillion, has been placed on leave after investigators executed a search warrant at the team’s practice facility in Ashburn, Va. Monday morning.
According to WUSA9's Darren Haynes, WFT Head Coach Ron Rivera referred to the team's official statement regarding the raid and criminal investigation against Vermillion.
Two people familiar with the matter say federal law enforcement officials including agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration served a search warrant at Washington’s practice facility. One of the people says another search warrant was served at a local home.
WFT released the following statement:
"Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation that is unrelated to the team."
Vermillion is in his second season with coach Ron Rivera in Washington after 18 seasons working for the Carolina Panthers.
WFT Head Coach Rivera held a virtual news conference regarding Sunday's victory over the Atlanta Falcons at 2:30 p.m.
WUSA9 reached out to the Loudoun County Police Department, who referred us to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regarding the incident. We are still waiting for a response from the DEA.
This story is developing. WUSA9 will provide the latest updates as additional information becomes available.