NFL's Patrick Chung Charged with Cocaine Possession

Tanya Simon
August 22, 2019

The Laconia Sun called the Patriots for comment, but those calls were not returned.

Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on (June) 25 in Meredith, N.H., where he owns a home. When the paper asked for a booking photo of Chung, they were told by Meredith Police Chief Kevin Morrow that Chung "was not arrested and there is no photo to provide".

An indictment does not carry any guilt but is a formal accusation of a felony, which is issued by a grand jury based upon a proposed charge.

An arraignment date has been set for August 28.

The initial report first appeared in the Laconia Daily in a story that was posted Wednesday at midnight local time. He also has a residence close to the Patriots' facility.

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An 11-year National Football League veteran, Chung has been a key cog in the Patriots' defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams.

"We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung", it read.

UPDATE: The Patriots have released the following statement on Chung's situation.

Neither the National Football League nor the Patriots have announced potential discipline for Chung, though New England did release a statement on Thursday afternoon.

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