NFL players on trial for allegedly violating drug policy

NFL players have been indicted on multiple drug-related charges in the United States.

The NFL Players Association and the NFL Players Council announced Wednesday the team members were charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and violations of the Controlled Substances Act, as well as other offenses.

The league said the players were arrested in Los Angeles on June 29 and are in custody.

The Associated Press first reported the arrests.

The charges were announced by the United states attorney’s office in Los Alamitos, California, and the United state attorney’s general’s office, in New York.

The NFLPA declined comment.

The league has faced accusations of using performance-enhancing drugs in the past.

A number of NFL players, including Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, have been suspended since 2015 for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

In January, the NFL announced the suspensions of several players and coaches, including defensive lineman Aaron Donald and offensive lineman Jahri Evans.

The suspensions were the first of their kind in the NFL’s 21-year history.

Donald was suspended three games and Evans was suspended four games, after they were arrested on charges of possessing controlled substances, stemming from an investigation that stemmed from a 2015 incident.

The allegations were later dropped.

Evans, who played his entire career in the league, had previously admitted to using the drug at the time.

The arrest of NFL Players for a criminal offense is a significant step in addressing the growing epidemic of addiction, mental health and substance abuse among athletes, said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement.

“This is an important step forward in addressing our players’ addiction issues and in creating a safer environment for our players,” he said.

“The NFLPA is committed to working with all levels of government to implement policies that support and support the NFLPA and our players.”