Patriots safety Patrick Chung indicted for cocaine possession

Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots has been indicated on a cocaine possession charge

AP Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots has been indicated on a cocaine possession charge

New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession.

Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on (June) 25 in Meredith, N.H., where he owns a home.

It is not clear whether Chung has an attorney who can speak for him.

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

According to the Laconia Daily Sun, an indictment in New Hampshire is not an indication of guilt but rather a finding by a grand jury that enough evidence of a crime exists to bring a case to trial.

Chung is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Aug. 28 in Belknap Superior Court. "We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place".

Chung has been at Gillette Stadium throughout training camp, though he was not present for Tuesday's practice. New England hosts the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Chung was originally drafted by the New England in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, but returned to Foxborough as a free agent the following season. The 32-year-old safety has 11 interceptions and 4.5 sacks during his 10-year National Football League career.

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