Yahoo has a story about Drew Gintis, a high school wrestler who started taking Oxycodone as a senior. His doctor prescribed it to him after a shoulder injury that ended his wrestling career. At 21, he died from a fentanyl overdose.
An exhibit attached to a lawsuit filed by former players against the 32 NFL teams in federal court in San Francisco contains a log appearing to show audited instances of NFL teams traveling with controlled substances in violation of federal regulations.
Yesterday, federal drug agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted surprise inspections of the medical staffs of multiple NFL teams. Bags were searched, doctors were questioned, all in the DEA's ongoing probe into claims that football has a major issue with prescription drugs.