Patrick Chung indicted for felony cocaine possession

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Patriots safety Patrick Chung has reportedly been indicted on a serious drug charge.

Chung was indicted on a charge of possession of cocaine, a Class B felony that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 7 years in prison, in Belknap County, New Hampshire, according to the Laconia Daily Sun.

The incident took place around June 25 and the indictment was presented on August 8, according to the report.

It is unclear why an incident that happened two months ago is just coming to light now, or whether the Patriots and NFL are aware of the matter. Chung has been participating in training camp as usual and is expected to be a starter on the Patriots’ defense when the regular season begins.

Chung, who has an arraignment hearing set for Wednesday, could face league discipline for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.

172 responses to “Patrick Chung indicted for felony cocaine possession

  1. “It is unclear why an incident that happened two months ago is just coming to light now…”

    It is?

    **coughPatriotscough**

  2. I wonder how much longer before Chung is an ex-Patriot. They don’t stand for that kind of ‘me first’ behavior there. Oh, wait… Josh Gordon is still on the team, isn’t he…

  3. TomBradyIsMyFather says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    Well he’s fired

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    Pretty much. The Patriots will pause just long enough to verify that its true and then there will not be any hesitation. Or if he lies about to them even slightly when they ask him what the story is.

  4. First Josh Gordon, now Chung. We just can’t catch a break in New England. Hopefully he gets the help he needs.

  5. Felony Cocaine possession can be as little as a single gram. Let’s not jump to conclusions that the man is the next Pablo Escobar. Court Fees, Community Service, and an NA class, but I’m sure there’s a suspension of some sort coming.

  6. cajunaise says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    “It is unclear why an incident that happened two months ago is just coming to light now…”
    It is?
    **coughPatriotscough**
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    Or if you read the actual article, it’s pretty clear why: he wasn’t arrested. Why he wasn’t is another question, but good try.

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    First Josh Gordon, now Chung. We just can’t catch a break in New England. Hopefully he gets the help he needs.

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    LOL!!! “can’t catch a break”… See ‘tuck rule’.

  8. Hold your horses! Yes he could be guilty BUT he wasn’t arrested at the time, which suggests it wasn’t on him but found at his beachfront place there. So maybe someone else left it there.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    August 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    First Josh Gordon, now Chung. We just can’t catch a break in New England. Hopefully he gets the help he needs.

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    Your Jets are in shambles.

  10. “I wonder how much longer before Chung is an ex-Patriot. They don’t stand for that kind of ‘me first’ behavior there. Oh, wait… Josh Gordon is still on the team, isn’t he…”
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    Even Aaron Hernandez was still on the team and practicing when he was the prime suspect. The team only cut him the day of the arrest.

  11. So, based on how the NFL has handled other situations, he’ll get a 4 game suspension. You know, it’s not like he beat a kid or anything, in which case he’d get nothing.

  12. “could face league discipline for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy”
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    You don’t say. A 3 1/2 to 7 year sentence is enough to get you suspended? Shocker.

  13. Its most likely DEA was waiting to cast the net wider. That would be the delay. It isn’t a small about. 3.5-7 years is for weight. Forget suspension, he’ll get a term. Might be light of he rolls, maybe even forgiven, but the league can’t ignore hard narcotics activity.

  14. Here is a little detail..

    The details surrounding Chung’s encounter with law enforcement were not clear in the indictment.

    However, Jim Murray of radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston tweeted that, according to a source, “Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E. Police show up to check on the home, have probable cause to enter the home, and ultimately end up finding cocaine, leading to the investigation and indictment.”

  15. Pats obviously knew this was coming. Police responded to an alarm call. Doors were open, Chung wasn’t home, drugs were on a table. When Chung came home he was not arrested. Seems pretty flimsy. We’ll see how it plays out.

  16. I was once a patient in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in my 30’s. Every patient, nurse and doctor I encountered asked me if I did cocaine. I asked a doctor why everyone kept asking me that and his reply was, “The only time we ever see young people like you in this unit is from heart damage from cocaine, which can happen the first time or the 50th time you use it.”

    Doing cocaine is stupid.

  17. henry53 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    4 games? Who cares about games, he’s likely going to jail!

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    Nobody goes to jail for a first time offense of possesion! But keep hoping. Suspended sentence and 4-6 weeks from the league. Trial will be pushed off until after the season.

  18. The reason the fans of the other 31 teams are laughing is NE Fans brag about how great players like Chung are and when they are gone it is “next man up” like they are easily replaceable. Which is it?

  19. The story linked in this post says police found cocaine in Chung’s home after an alarm system at the home was tripped for breaking and entering. That’s … going to be tricky.

    Police may have grounds or even a duty to enter the home for the breaking and entering alarm. But to turn that basically into an unrelated drug-bust warrant, which you usually would need a judge to sign first, after meeting some minimal threshold of evidence — it feels like there’s enough 4th Amendment there for a defense lawyer to work with.

  20. In that same Laconia Sun article it had a slew of names indicted by the grand jury on drug charges. Maybe the grand jury doesn’t meet frequently or he was one of many cases that had to be investigated.

    However, Jim Murray of radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston tweeted that,
    according to a source, “Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E. Police show up to check on the home, have probable cause to enter the home, and ultimately end up finding cocaine, leading to the investigation and indictment.”

  21. What we’ve learned is that you can bust drug dealers by setting off their alarms so police will respond and search. If it’s Chung’s, get rid of him. However I’m not sure if police may lose this one based on proof it is his, and the concept they were there to check for a burglary suspect.

    I also don’t see any facts about the amount or where/how it was found.

    But overall, it doesn’t look good for him.

  22. Well he’s pretty stupid. If he wasn’t arrested, he’s not going to jail so easy on those comments. He’ll lose some games for sure, I would guess the Pats will take a long look at it before they decide to cut him loose or not. Just a stupid thing to do or be around.

  23. henry53 says: 4 games? Who cares about games, he’s likely going to jail!
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    Maybes. But if he’s had a test since then and was clean it suggests he never took it. And if he failed and it’s a first time it doesn’t trigger a suspension (that’s for a 2nd time). And all that is only if he’s actually guilty. Which seeing as it may have been found after a break-in at his property (?), he might not be, or it’d be hard to prove. Don’t microwave yer popcorn just yet.

  24. Life ain’t easy, glad to see there a bunch of Puritans in America who can judge others because… they are perfect.

    Drugs should be legal for those over the age of 21, would eliminate the cartels, gangs and black markets.

    Q:Is it gonna stop because its against the law?
    A: NO, never has, never will.

    Q:What is the definition of a moron?
    A: Doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

    Yet cartels, gangs and crime from it exist and will always exist. Why do we spend billions being morons?

  25. If this were any other player on any other team, I don’t think these fans would be so forgiving. Quite the opposite, actually.

  26. It just amazes me considering the money, the awards etc these guys get as to how someone could even think of getting involved in something like this. I mean the story is lacking info but its obvious not just using but what, selling it or dealing it. Ouch!
    Not to mention what it does to the team. You just lost your best defensive player and the season didnt start yet.

  27. >>, could face league discipline for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.

    I’d rather face “league discipline” (a suspension) than 3.5 to 7 years in prison any day of the week.

  28. Whether the police had reasonable suspicion to enter house will be a factual
    issue based upon a legal standard. The drugs would have had to have been
    in plain sight, the police would have no basis to look in drawers etc.
    Maybe a second cousin or somebody will admit the drugs were his.
    In many states a first time offender will get probation and drug rehab.

  29. No word as to how much cocaine was found. per the chargees the amount has to be less than a half ounce, so it could be anywhere from a line on a table to a little baggie. Sticky situation but the guy just likes to party sometimes, maybe probation and some fines but no need to throw him in prison.

  30. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Well we all know the blind Patriot fans will blame it on a conspiracy generated by Goodell or the Colts.

    11 12 Rate This
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    This is my favorite comment, ever. Especially with the 11 and 12 for thumbs at the bottom. Masterpiece.

  31. For all those speculating about the weight, in NH any non-marijuana, first offense, drug possession is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison. But that doesn’t mean jail time. And as someone else mentioned, if the drugs were found in his house (possibly occupied by others) and not on him, he may not be guilty.

    Wonder when last time he was drug tested by NFL. If recently, and no positive drug tests, it may come in handy in defense of the drug charges.

    https://www.drugpossessionlaws.com/new-hampshire/

  32. granadafan says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    “I wonder how much longer before Chung is an ex-Patriot. They don’t stand for that kind of ‘me first’ behavior there. Oh, wait… Josh Gordon is still on the team, isn’t he…”
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    Even Aaron Hernandez was still on the team and practicing when he was the prime suspect. The team only cut him the day of the arrest.

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    Actually, he was sent home when he showed up for a workout, then cut immediately after his arrest. Why would we let facts gets in the way, though

  33. cajunaise says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    “It is unclear why an incident that happened two months ago is just coming to light now…”

    It is?

    **coughPatriotscough**

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    Most likely because Law Enforcement usually prepares a solid case for indictment to present to a grand jury prior to actually going before them. If they simply rushed in there the next day saying “pretty please” they would probably lose.

  34. Holecrap says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    It just amazes me considering the money, the awards etc these guys get as to how someone could even think of getting involved in something like this. I mean the story is lacking info but its obvious not just using but what, selling it or dealing it. Ouch!
    Not to mention what it does to the team. You just lost your best defensive player and the season didnt start yet.

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    Is it really shocking that a player took cocaine? The consensus greatest defensive player ever, Lawrence Taylor was an admitted coke head the entire time he played.

  35. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    If this were any other player on any other team, I don’t think these fans would be so forgiving. Quite the opposite, actually.
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    So you consider yourself to be ‘forgiving’?

  36. Whats funny is all the people already hating on how he got off scott free because he is a Patriot because he isn’t in prison yet 2 hours after the indictment.

  37. The lack of an arrest and any publication of the incident indicates that they aren’t sure of his role in this but he may be the only identifiable name nearby, and they feel they have to bring him in to find out what happened. Nobody should be surprised if in the end this is a big Nothing Burger.

  38. juan759 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    Life ain’t easy, glad to see there a bunch of Puritans in America who can judge others because… they are perfect.

    Drugs should be legal for those over the age of 21, would eliminate the cartels, gangs and black markets.

    Q:Is it gonna stop because its against the law?
    A: NO, never has, never will.

    Q:What is the definition of a moron?
    A: Doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

    Yet cartels, gangs and crime from it exist and will always exist. Why do we spend billions being morons?

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    Many, many NFL players have been caught or admitted to taking drugs harder than pot and have been forgiven. LT for example is widely held as the greatest defensive player ever despite his personal flaws, of which cocaine may be the least problematic.

  39. The Patriots have been looking awfully good heading into the season. Let’s not forget that Robert Goodell has a house nearby. Knowing Robert Goodell like we all do, is it really out of the realm of possibility that he snuck over to Chung’s house and planted a stash and then called the police himself?

  40. The Patriot way… Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill and Deal… This team has it all. The new version of the 90’s Cowboys but worse lol

  41. Holecrap says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    It just amazes me considering the money, the awards etc these guys get as to how someone could even think of getting involved in something like this. I mean the story is lacking info but its obvious not just using but what, selling it or dealing it. Ouch!
    Not to mention what it does to the team. You just lost your best defensive player and the season didnt start yet.

    2 4 Rate This

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    you must not get out much

  42. 283diamonds says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    If the story is confirmed, he won’t be a Patriot for long. Maybe Eric Berry, would be up to stepping in to play for him.

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    How can you say that while the league is supporting Josh Gordon and the Patriots are bringing him on to the team? Whether someone was criminally charged for possession or was caught by the league in a test or they admitted taking illegal drugs, it’s all the same to me. It’s not something that should ruin the person’s life, particularly for a first offense. Hopefully if Chung is convicted he doesn’t have to serve time, while I think he was stupid for not respecting the law, 3.5 years minimum sentence is extreme for a possession charge.

  43. NH is the live free or die state. No motorcycle helmet laws. He figured drugs are probably ok too!

    Americans make way too big a deal about drugs. Only reason they are still illegal is to keep the DEA, Cops and the for profit prisons making money hand over fist.

    But if you’re big pharma, well nothing you do is wrong.

  44. californianewton says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    He is facing a suspension by the league pretty soon, I am sure.

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    His main issue is not having to serve any jail time at the moment. The suspension would be 2-4 games, that’s definitely going to happen, but that is secondary.

  45. Holecrap says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    It just amazes me considering the money, the awards etc these guys get as to how someone could even think of getting involved in something like this. I mean the story is lacking info but its obvious not just using but what, selling it or dealing it. Ouch!
    Not to mention what it does to the team. You just lost your best defensive player and the season didnt start yet.

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    No… Any amount possessed is a felony in NH. it’s a simple possession charge that happens to also be a felony there. If it was with intent to distribute the charge would be different.

  46. pioniere says:

    August 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    First Josh Gordon, now Chung. We just can’t catch a break in New England. Hopefully he gets the help he needs.

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    LOL!!! “can’t catch a break”… See ‘tuck rule’.

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    LOL see 2001 rule book. Pats had it called against them earlier that year. LOL

  47. PFT Today. Welcome to another over reaction in the headline and comments. These will be end-up being someone else’s drugs. Nothing will happen to Chung. Wake up everyone.

  48. Now a second starter on Patriot Super Bowl teams is indicted on major drug charges. Former Patriots starting guard Nick Kaczur was caught receiving 368 Oxycontin pills and a Xanax in the mail. Kaczur dimed out on his former teammate at the University of Toledo to get off the hook. Similar to what Kaczur did when he was caught years earlier with Oxy in his truck. He told off on his dealer then as well. Wonder if Chung will turn rat too and give up his source?

  49. Cocaine has local anesthetic properties. Obviously he was using it topically to treat the pain lingering from the broken arm that he suffered in the superbowl. Nothing to see here. Have a good day.

  50. Severus13 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Most likely because Law Enforcement usually prepares a solid case for indictment to present to a grand jury prior to actually going before them. If they simply rushed in there the next day saying “pretty please” they would probably lose.
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    Oh- if that were only true. The fact that it went to a Grand Jury is telling, and of course a Grand Jury is a 100 percent one sided affair, a Prosecutor can get any desired outcome he wants. Mother Theresa could be indicted by a Grand Jury.

    Let’s wait for all of the facts, not just one side. Unless his prints are on a baggie it’s pretty hard to point it was his, and any decent lawyer can argue against it pretty easily.

  51. juan759 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Life ain’t easy, glad to see there a bunch of Puritans in America who can judge others because… they are perfect.

    Drugs should be legal for those over the age of 21, would eliminate the cartels, gangs and black markets.
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    So, we should completely remove the stigma of buying drugs, and make it even easier for people to get hooked on highly addictive drugs so they can be a burden on society? (not talking marijuana). However, just using MJ as an example, do you think that making it legal has stopped illegal sales? Lol, sorry to disappoint, it hasn’t. Nor would making every other drug under the sun legal, stop all the things you say it will.

    In regard to Chung, let’s let it play out.

  52. tsnotcheese2934 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    NH is the live free or die state. No motorcycle helmet laws. He figured drugs are probably ok too!

    Americans make way too big a deal about drugs. Only reason they are still illegal is to keep the DEA, Cops and the for profit prisons making money hand over fist.

    But if you’re big pharma, well nothing you do is wrong.
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    Other than NH law states under 18 requires helmet I love your post. America spends billions, I repeat billions of dollars annually to protect our borders from marijuana for Pete’s sake. What a crock. Legalize it, tax it, and make money instead, not to mention less ‘drug smuggling’ activity. Yet as you state so eloquently, Big Pharma profits billions off addictive pain medicines that many folks are hooked on. But they’re packaged nicely in a plastic bottle and prescribed by a doctor so all good.

  53. lanman11 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm
    The Patriots have been looking awfully good heading into the season. Let’s not forget that Robert Goodell has a house nearby. Knowing Robert Goodell like we all do, is it really out of the realm of possibility that he snuck over to Chung’s house and planted a stash and then called the police himself?
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    Patriots fans will actually believe this.

  54. Cocaine leaves the blood quickly, so testing negative on any drug test doesn’t really carry a lot of weight. If he gets suspended it would be for personal conduct reasons, regardless of his drug test results (if any).

  55. Holecrap says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    You just lost your best defensive player and the season didnt start yet.

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    Stephon Gilmore is one line 1…

  56. robkeezy says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Felony Cocaine possession can be as little as a single gram. Let’s not jump to conclusions that the man is the next Pablo Escobar. Court Fees, Community Service, and an NA class, but I’m sure there’s a suspension of some sort coming.

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    You’re living in fantasy land if you think a guy with Chung’s coin is running around with just a gram of coke.

    Who gets caught with just a gram of coke anyway? Only a junkie or a crack smoker…

  57. Apparently they can’t do anything about opiods up there but hey, they might get Patrick Chung and show everyone how tough on crime they are, and that they are actually winning the War On Drugs. Yeah.

  58. Hope he’s not dealing/trafficking. Addiction is one thing, it can happen to anybody. But dealing when you’re already a multi-millionaire seems hard to believe, unless it’s such a long-term thing that it predated his stardom and is embedded in his whole personal life.

  59. artvan15 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    He will be traded to the Raiders by this weekend.

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    Raiders already have 3 stud safety’s. We have no use for Chung.

  60. where’s Sinatra when you need him?
    “I get no kick from cocaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaine! I’m sure that if I took even one sniff it would bore me teriff…fically too. But I get a kick out of staying on my team and winning another superbowl…”

  61. sigbouncer says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Wonder if Chung will turn rat too and give up his source?

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    “Turn rat”… ugh. This idea of honor among thieves. Part of the inherent bargain in getting involved with illegality is knowing that you are inherently exposed to risk forever after. The idea that people will commit crime to advance their situation but not tell on others to protect their situation is naive to the extreme.

  62. The last episode of hard knocks just showed Darren Waller talking about how he was on Oxy, Xanax, cocaine, and whatever else he could find. They even showed footage of Harbaugh getting on him for being useless at practice. Lets keep it real here. The league does not care about drugs, unless it’s weed. I can’t figure out why, but the facts support the argument.

    Besides, it’s pretty hard to test for opiates when you are pumping your players full of them in order to get them back on the field. Even Brett Favre admitted to having pain killer addiction, and he’s a QB. How do you think linemen, linebackers, and running backs feel after a game. Domestic violence issues are ignored. Drug cases are ignored or covered up, various degrees of assault…up to and including murder…swept under the rug, unless it’s caught in video and broadcast to the public before the NFL can stop it.

    But…smoke some weed or catch a DUI and you’re the scum of the earth. Trying to understand NFL logic, or rationalize it…makes my brain hurt. Chung will be suited up week one. Just watch.

  63. People break into my house and drop huge bags of cocaine off all the time. I’m sure it’s not his. Police aren’t stupid. They undoubtedly did fingerprint checks on it. If his prints are on it, and They will be, he’s done. They followed the trail for 2 months, found a dealer who rolled, no doubt. That’s how these things work. Might even have video tape. He wasn’t there to erase it like Hernandez. Pats fans doing there best to protect him, but he’s toast

  64. Everybody acts like the Patriots have domestic violence abusers, such as Tyreek Hill or Kareem Hunt, on their roster. Do they have a player named Terrell Suggs, who held a bottle of bleach over his girlfriend and their one-year-old son? Do they have toxic and selfish players like Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, or Ezekiel Elliott? People lose their minds over an owner wanting a prostitute and a few players getting caught with drugs. Give me a break…

  65. Well we all know the blind Patriot fans will blame it on a conspiracy generated by Goodell or the Colts.

    11 12 Rate This
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    This is my favorite comment, ever. Especially with the 11 and 12 for thumbs at the bottom. Masterpiece.

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    I thought this one was funnier. I am a NE and gave it a thumb’s up:

    It’s the commish. He’s being mean to the team.

  66. steelcurtainn says:

    August 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    He’s an embarrassment to his team and the league. And people pay to watch players who do this.

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    you forgot the /S at the end of your post.

    You who are holier than thou. get over yourself.

  67. Such a classy organization: Video taping the other team, deflating balls, rub and tugs, now possession of cocaine. Stay classy patsies.

  68. dejadoh says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    Is the NFL testing for cocaine? Seems like they are not

    Cocaine only stays in your system a day or two after use. That’s one of the reasons it’s a favorite drug for people who face testing often. Like athlete’s or people on parole.

  69. steelerfanjo says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    Another Patriot. Another arrest. The NFL will look away. Their owner got nothing. Brady gets nothing. Chung… probably get a statue.
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    Since you are a Steelers fan, and ALL Steelers fans are brilliant- please advise us all what Tom Brady and Robert Kraft have been convicted of. TB12 was accused of causing footballs to be deflated, there was, by the NFL counsel’s own admission, NO EVIDENCE to show he did, but the collective bargaining agreement allowed the commissioner to bulldoze it through anyway. Robert Kraft was charged, but since there was nothing they could legally prove, he is not being prosecuted. Kind of like Ben wasn’t prosecuted for having state troopers trap drunk girls in the bathroom so he could enjoy some private time. You are a bit of a hypocrite to post on this story, aren’t you? Typical Steelers fan.

  70. Per reports, it appears that an alarm was sounded as his house for an attempted B&E and the police had probable cause to enter the house because of the alarm and found cocaine in the house after entering.

    That seems a little odd, but could be legit.

    So there is no direct evidence that he was the person using the cocaine and it many not have actually been his cocaine. Only that it was in his possession because it was in his house.

    If that account is true, he may fight the charges.

  71. dickcrabstree says:
    August 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Such a classy organization: Video taping the other team, deflating balls, rub and tugs, now possession of cocaine. Stay classy patsies.

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    what a drama queen and hater to make those out to be major issues. Three are personal issues not team issues. And one of those was pretty dubious. Luckily, NFL isn’t law enforcement because if they were, every time the weather changed from hot and humid to cold the NFL would accuse everyone in the area of deflating their tires.

  72. FootballSeasonRules says:
    August 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    …..People lose their minds over an owner wanting a prostitute and a few players getting caught with drugs. Give me a break…
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    I’m not agreeing with what some people are saying, as I think the situation needs to play out; However, I’m sure a lot are “losing their minds” because on every negative article about any other team, you have the same group of Pats’ fans downgrading that team, its players or its fans. So, yeah, you should expect some blow back when your team is on the wrong side of the news.

  73. catquick says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    People break into my house and drop huge bags of cocaine off all the time. I’m sure it’s not his. Police aren’t stupid. They undoubtedly did fingerprint checks on it. If his prints are on it, and They will be, he’s done. They followed the trail for 2 months, found a dealer who rolled, no doubt. That’s how these things work. Might even have video tape. He wasn’t there to erase it like Hernandez. Pats fans doing there best to protect him, but he’s toast

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    That isn’t what happened at all per reports.

  74. Show me a Patriot that follows the rules and I’ll show you a fish riding a bicycle.

  75. catquick says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    People break into my house and drop huge bags of cocaine off all the time. I’m sure it’s not his. Police aren’t stupid. They undoubtedly did fingerprint checks on it. If his prints are on it, and They will be, he’s done. They followed the trail for 2 months, found a dealer who rolled, no doubt. That’s how these things work. Might even have video tape. He wasn’t there to erase it like Hernandez. Pats fans doing there best to protect him, but he’s toast
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    If they had fingerprints, a witness, and a video it wouldn’t have gone to Grand Jury for crying out loud. A Grand Jury is a ONE SIDED AFFAIR, often used for marginal cases.

    Did we not learn anything from the Kraft case- virtually everything the Police said turned out to not be true. I would trust NH police over Florida, but perhaps let the facts come out at least.

  76. cadreamer1969 says:

    August 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    dickcrabstree says:
    August 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Such a classy organization: Video taping the other team, deflating balls, rub and tugs, now possession of cocaine. Stay classy patsies.

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    Video taping teams on the sidelines is perfectly legal…in fact…the games are all televised.

  77. I hate the Pats, but I take no joy in seeing a young man on a path of self-destruction. Addiction is hard, and esp as a pro athlete in a physically brutal sport like football. I hope he gets his life together.

  78. kevpft says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    sigbouncer says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Wonder if Chung will turn rat too and give up his source?

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    “Turn rat”… ugh. This idea of honor among thieves. Part of the inherent bargain in getting involved with illegality is knowing that you are inherently exposed to risk forever after. The idea that people will commit crime to advance their situation but not tell on others to protect their situation is naive to the extreme.

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    The dealer in large part judges whether or not he is willing to take on the client based on the risk assessment of whether a client will turn rat at the first sign of trouble. And it’s not the “situation” that the client is necessarily protecting. It’s himself and his family. Know and understand that drug buyers and even their family members have often died (in very unpleasant ways) for ratting out their drug connection. Believing otherwise is where the naivety actually comes into play.

  79. It amounts to a warrantless search of Chung’s home. There’s no basis for probable cause when responding to a tripped house alarm. He’ll walk.

  80. Everybody relax. Take a deep breath. First off, don’t be squares. Know what NFL players like to have around? Hot chicks. You know what hot chicks, especially the type of hot chicks that hang out with NFL players, like to have around? Cocaine. I’ll pause and allow you to clutch your pearls for a moment…

    You good? Awesome. So basically, an NFL player was on vacation, I’d like to think with some biddies in tow, and the guy brought some party favors. Or at least someone he associates with did. Most of you probably didn’t read the linked article and just went straight to typing, but I’ll give you the cliff notes: his security system went off, the cops went in to check it because no one was home, and they found coke in the house. We don’t know if it was a kilo or someone left a chopped up line on the living room table before leaving for the club. We do know he wasn’t and still hasn’t been arrested, so I’m assuming we’re looking at more of a small quantity here. Was it a great idea to have it/allow it in the house? Of course not. Do we know whose yip it was? Nope. Is it ultimately his responsibility? Yes, and he’ll be held accountable. Hopefully he was forthright with the team and we’re already witnessing them moving past it by his very presence in camp. If not, that’s on him, and they can move on without him like they would anyone else.

    But miss me by a mile with the moral high ground act, YEESH🙄

  81. gtrav says:
    August 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    As a Pats fan, if this is true, he should be released. We don’t hang on to felons like the Kansas City Cheats

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    Guess you never heard of Patriots starting guard 2005-2009 turned DEA informant (In 2008) Nick Kaczur?

  82. If it was for personal use it could lessen his criminal charge but trigger a NFL suspension. If it was purely for trafficking purposes then it would fall under the personal conduct policy and not trigger a suspension. Be a team guy Patrick, find a way to play-out the season.

  83. lanman11 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm
    Apparently they can’t do anything about opiods up there but hey, they might get Patrick Chung and show everyone how tough on crime they are, and that they are actually winning the War On Drugs. Yeah.

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    as a NH resident I can tell you that there are things being done to combat the opiod epidemic. however it is a brutal dependence for those that suffer from it, and that is why so many people cannot break the habit. I have a sister that has had a recurring dependence, for at least 9 years as far as I know. She has been in rehab so many times I lost count. She has been resuscitated, administered NARCAN, had friends that have died from overdose….goes into rehab….is good for a couple months, and then the cycle starts again.

    It’s not easy to have a loved one that you want to help, that wants the help, but can’t get over that hill.

    Please, do a little research before talking about something of which you apparently don’t know anything.

  84. shadywarrior says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Everybody relax. Take a deep breath. First off, don’t be squares. Know what NFL players like to have around? Hot chicks. You know what hot chicks, especially the type of hot chicks that hang out with NFL players, like to have around? Cocaine.

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    You’re actually gonna blame this on “hot chicks”? You might wanna do an internet search to see what former Falcons four time First Team All Pro Guard Bill Fralic (’85-’93) had to say about NFL players and their cocaine use.

  85. Nflfan12blog…..Where did you go to law school? Mansons case went before a grand jury. Every felony arrest must have an indictment to see if the evidence warrants a trial. If not, a “no true Bill” is issued and the accused is released. For minor crimes? Where do you come up with this stuff? Start watching Law and Order reruns.

  86. “Everybody acts like the Patriots have domestic violence abusers, such as Tyreek Hill or Kareem Hunt, on their roster. Do they have a player named Terrell Suggs, who held a bottle of bleach over his girlfriend and their one-year-old son? Do they have toxic and selfish players like Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, or Ezekiel Elliott? People lose their minds over an owner wanting a prostitute and a few players getting caught with drugs. Give me a break…”

    Well there was Aaron Hernandez.

  87. Memo to fans of all teams: There are drug users on every NFL team. Not one team in the NFL is excluded from having a player who was either arrested or suspended or hasn’t been caught yet using drugs.
    We are now a drugged nation. I am 66 years old and am probably in a small minority of adults in this country who has never smoked a cigarette or tried marijuana. That’s the truth. And I quit drinking (mainly beer) in my early 20’s because I just didn’t see the sense in it. All it did for me was make me gain weight.
    Drugs are everywhere. It’s beyond an epidemic. So stop all the ranting against the Patriots because truth be known, many of you who are ranting are probably getting high on marijuana or booze, too.
    I have no faith in most people today. They talk out of both sides of their mouths. Hypocrites is what they are.

  88. nyneal says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Memo to fans of all teams: There are drug users on every NFL team. Not one team in the NFL is excluded from having a player who was either arrested or suspended or hasn’t been caught yet using drugs……………….
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    Amen! Agree with your entire post.

  89. steelerfanjo says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    Another Patriot. Another arrest. The NFL will look away. Their owner got nothing. Brady gets nothing. Chung… probably get a statue.
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    Brady got nothing …. LMFAO

  90. defscottyb says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Better Call Saul

    Ha ha the greatest attorney!

  91. LOL!!! “can’t catch a break”… See ‘tuck rule’.

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    the reason it is known as the ‘tuck rule’ game is because, it was actually a rule….and the official called it properly based on that rule.

  92. His fame may hurt him in this case, facing the same charge in NH I got it reduced to misdemeanor DWI on a plea deal and I had a $2k lawyer. If they gave him that deal people would complain he got special treatment but the reality is the courts are so tied up they don’t have time to pursue the charges.

  93. wawa33 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    Can Chung use the steroid excuse of it was a hidden ingredient in what he bought from GNC?
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    You know because non-documented banned substances in over the counter products are only consumed by Patriot players 😐

    Clearly Edelman was the first and only player in the NFL … ever … to get nailed by that. It was so illegal the NFL still has no idea what banned substance it was.

  94. Thetruthspeaks says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    Well we all know the blind Patriot fans will blame it on a conspiracy generated by Goodell or the Colts.
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    Because all good investigations rely on a missing pressure gauge and phone logs that were never looked at.

  95. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    August 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm
    The reason the fans of the other 31 teams are laughing is NE Fans brag about how great players like Chung are and when they are gone it is “next man up” like they are easily replaceable. Which is it?
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    Yes. 🙂

    There’s a logical argument to be made that both can (and often do) exist at the same time.

  96. sigbouncer says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm
    shadywarrior says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Everybody relax. Take a deep breath. First off, don’t be squares. Know what NFL players like to have around? Hot chicks. You know what hot chicks, especially the type of hot chicks that hang out with NFL players, like to have around? Cocaine.

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    You’re actually gonna blame this on “hot chicks”? You might wanna do an internet search to see what former Falcons four time First Team All Pro Guard Bill Fralic (’85-’93) had to say about NFL players and their cocaine use.

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    Nope, as I said, he’s ultimately responsible for it being in his home, whether he’s using it or not. And of course I don’t rule out the idea that he could have used some too, not that I even see that as a huge deal. I’m not a cocaine guy myself, never have and never will, but I’m not eight years old. I know some people bump a little booger sugar here and there, I’m just not a big “drugs should be illegal” guy, but my opinion on it is neither here nor there. I’m just saying I’m not naïve. You know who else isn’t naïve? Bill Belichick, who coached LAWRENCE TAYLOR. IN THE 80s. I think he’s probably had his share of experience with players ripping lines, and I’m going to venture a wild guess that LT was probably going a lot harder in his day than Chung does lmao. I’m just saying that there are probably multiple players on the Patriots and all 31 other teams with coke in their homes at this very moment. “Grow up, Peter Pan, Count Chocula.”

  97. Patrick Kiernan says:
    August 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    I hate the Pats, but I take no joy in seeing a young man on a path of self-destruction. Addiction is hard, and esp as a pro athlete in a physically brutal sport like football. I hope he gets his life together.

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    So he’s an out-of-control self-destructive addict already? I think that’s jumping ahead a bit.

  98. Sapience says:
    August 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    If it was for personal use it could lessen his criminal charge but trigger a NFL suspension. If it was purely for trafficking purposes then it would fall under the personal conduct policy and not trigger a suspension. Be a team guy Patrick, find a way to play-out the season.

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    He was charged with possession. Not trafficking. That’s already established. It doesn’t matter who was using it, he owns the house therefore he is in control of the house, therefore he is in possession of what is in the house. That’s already enough to be a felony in NH. Nothing to do with trafficking.

    By most accounts, a first time offender would likely have their charges reduced to a fine only.

  99. Lets compare:

    A child is found to have a broken arm and the cause was Tyreek, girlfriend, or Sasquatch.
    – No punishment even though breaking a child’s arm is a crime

    Chung’s house is raided in the name of justice and safety and some cocaine is found. The cause is Chung, or girlfriend, or Sasquatch, or criminals that tripped the alarm
    – How is punishment assured?

    BTW – Chung is not one of the 8 best players on the defense. He is a do your job guy who knows his role. No one wants to bend the rules for him and no one thinks they are done without him. Its just a weird story and some of us want details and investigation before throwing stones.

  100. Everybody is an expert- I love this – Patriot nation deserves this : all the excuses crack me up – where there’s smoke there’s fire …… it doesn’t matter who / what where or how
    he represents a business 24/7 365 – Chung or anybody else should be hammered by the fullest extent of the law
    I don’t care what team he’s on : it’s just way sweeter when it happens in New England……

  101. They’re letting people out of prison early for far worse. Unless he was selling to kids, I couldn’t care less.

  102. He’s a client. They’re looking for the supplier. Maybe he wouldn’t rat and now they’re putting the bolts to him. He may decide prison is better than worrying about his dealer pumping him full of rounds for flipping on him.

  103. If convicted, he should be given a lifetime ban, forced to return any money he was guaranteed that won’t be able to play/earn, and any other money should be collected that he earned and won’t fulfill.

    If this charge is as serious as it says, I would not want to be him – going to jail will make him a marked man and his life expectancy will be measured in days.

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