New England Patriots safety and three-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Chung has been indicted for cocaine possession by a New Hampshire grand jury.
The New England Patriots released the following statement regarding Chung’s indictment:
Chung, 32, was indicted on the charge Aug. 8, according to the attorney’s office, which added that the incident occurred June 25.
As part of the collectively bargained NFL/NFL Players Association policy and program on substances of abuse, Chung could face possible suspension without pay for up to four games for a first-time offense.
An 11-year NFL veteran, Chung has been a key cog in the Patriots’ defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams. He has played in 140 career games, with 110 starts, and has 708 tackles and 11 interceptions.
Chung has not played in the preseason. He broke his arm in Super Bowl LIII and also reportedly underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He was not present at the team’s Tuesday practice, after having been a regular participant in practices.