NFL Player Patrick Chung Indicted on Cocaine Charge


NFL star safety Patrick Chung was just indicted for cocaine possession. He plays for the New England Patriots and has been a key piece on defense for years.

That would be Bill Belichick’s defense and Bill does not mess around with nonsense from players.

That said, Bill does often take chances on players after they fall from grace – see Randy Moss – so Bill may not drop the hammer as quick as you would think.

Chung suffered an injury in last year’s Super Bowl but was being counted on to deliver this season as Tom Brady seeks to repeat.

From The Boston Globe:

Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted Aug. 8 in Belknap County, N.H., for felony possession of cocaine, according to the Belknap County attorney’s office.

The indictment stems from an incident June 25 in Meredith, N.H., a town on Lake Winnipesaukee, where Chung owns a home. No one else was charged in the incident.

Chung’s arraignment is set for next Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. The indictment was first reported by the Laconia Daily Sun.

The Patriots issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation with Chung but would not be commenting “while his judicial proceedings take place.”

From CBS: Via the Daily Sun, the indictment states that Chung “did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine.” Meredith Police Chief Kevin Morrow told the Daily Sun that Chung “was not arrested and there is no photo to provide” when asked about the safety’s booking info.

Chung is scheduled to be arraigned on next Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Per The Daily Sun, cocaine possession is a Class B felony and carries a potential prison sentence of three and a half to seven years.

Chung, who totaled 84 tackles and an interception last season, signed a one-year extension with the Patriots earlier this offseason that is set to keep him under contract in New England through the 2021 season.