Washington trainer Ryan Vermillion placed on leave after federal raid of team’s facility

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Washington Football Team head trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on leave after federal authorities raided the team’s practice facility last week, per Grant Paulsen and J.P. Finlay of 106.7 The Fan, and Julie Carey of NBC 4.

The investigation is “unrelated to the team,” according to the club.

According to Paulsen, Vermillion did not accompany the team to Atlanta for Washington’s Week 4 win over the Falcons. His assistants handled Washington’s injuries from the game on Sunday.

DEA agents also raided Vermillion’s home on Friday afternoon.

The team released a statement on Monday:

“Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation that is unrelated to the team,” the team said, per Finlay’s report.

At his Monday press conference, head coach Ron Rivera said he would refer to the team’s statement when asked about Vermillion.

Rivera hired Vermillion shortly after being named head coach in January 2020. Vermillion spent 18 years as the head athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers before coming to Washington.