DEA agents visit Bengals in New Orleans about meds

The Cincinnati Bengals say federal drug enforcement officials visited the team Sunday to check on how its medical staff handles prescription drugs.

Team officials said Monday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New York visited the Bengals at an airport in New Orleans and asked to see registrations and paperwork for controlled substances being carried by Cincinnati's medical staff. No problems were found.

The Bengals said in a short statement Monday that the team has never had any issues regarding prescriptions or controlled substances. The statement said ''any issues which might be present elsewhere are not present within our organization.''

The unannounced inspections are part of an investigation sparked by claims from former players that teams dispensed prescription drugs improperly for decades.

Staff for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were also checked after road games Sunday.

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