REPORT: Washington Football Team Head Trainer Placed On Leave After Federal Raid Of Team Facility

Washington Football Team head trainer Ryan Vermillion has been placed on administrative leave due to an ongoing criminal investigation following federal law enforcement conducted a raid at the team facility last week.

According to NBC Sports Washington, there were searches at the INOVA Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Virginia and at a home in Loudoun County.

The report also mentions that the investigation is not related to the team.

Vermillion was not with the team during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, per NBC’s Grant Paulsen. His on-field duties were split among his assistants.


Grant Paulsen reported a player was contacted by law enforcement in the spring regarding the trainer’s practices:

Vermillion is in his second season with Washington, continuing a partnership with head coach Ron Rivera that began with the Carolina Panthers. He spent 18 years as the head athletic trainer in Carolina, winning the Fain-Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Trainer of the Year in 2016.