Former NFL tight end Jeremy Shockey is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for his possible association with a drug and gambling ring.
According to a Sunday report by Brad Hamilton of the New York Post, three FBI agents questioned Shockey last week regarding his friendship with accused ringleader Owen Hanson.
A former tight end at USC, Hanson had his name come up in connection with a massive drug ring, with Veronica Rocha of the Los Angeles Times reporting on Jan. 28 that 22 people were charged with participating in an illegal sports gambling and international drug-smuggling ring he was allegedly operating.
Former NFL running back Derek Loville was among the people named in that indictment. Hamilton’s report noted the investigation into Hanson is “ongoing and appears to be widening.”
Per Hamilton’s report, Shockey entered the mix after FBI agents discovered he traveled with Hanson to Costa Rica in 2010 and that the two “flew back and forth between Miami and L.A., where Hanson lived, to hang out.”
SOURCE: Adam Wells