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Former Washington head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion has reached a deferral of prosecution agreement with the federal government, stemming from the US Drug Enforcement Administration's probe into his time with the team.
The DEA investigated Vermillion for possible distribution of prescription drugs and he reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve the investigation in a Virginia court on Friday morning, according to The Washington Post.
Vermillion was put on administrative leave with pay due to an 'ongoing criminal investigation that was unrelated to the team' last October and has now had his employment terminated.
In a deferral of prosecution agreement, the government grants amnesty in exchange for a defendant agreeing to fulfill certain requirements laid out by a judge.
Vermillion will essentially serve a year of probation, adhering to the terms of the agreement, and then the government will move to dismiss.
The NFL has indefinitely suspended Vermillion from working with any team in the league. He may apply for reinstatement no sooner than one year.
Commanders head coach Ron Rivera issued a statement Friday