Sources – WFT puts assistant coach Doug Quon on leave in DEA investigation

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ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington football team has placed assistant athletic coach Doug Quon on administrative leave, according to multiple sources.

The move comes less than a week after head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion was placed on leave pending a Drug Enforcement Agency investigation.

It’s unclear when Quon was put on leave – or why – but he wasn’t in training this weekend.

The team made no comment, referring to a statement it released on Monday announcing Vermillion’s situation when it said the investigation was unrelated to the team.

On Wednesday, the NFL Players Association sent the NFL a request for information regarding the DEA investigation reports, citing the health and safety of players.

The DEA raided Vermillion’s office at the Washington Practice Center on October 1 as well as his home. He was put on leave on Monday. The Vermillion case concerns the distribution of prescription drugs.

Quon has been in the NFL for 10 years and with Washington for seven years. He had no connection to Vermillion until 2020. According to his bio on the team’s website, Quon was responsible for the ImPACT concussion test database. He also participates in the treatment and rehabilitation of players.

These measures have left Washington’s medical staff short-staffed. Former longtime trainer Bubba Tyer, who retired in 2009, volunteers. Rivera said Tyer only does “very, very basic things.” Rivera said they would hire “a few” of their former interns to help them.


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