NEW ORLEANS -- CBSSports.com is reporting that the New Orleans Saints could be facing significant fines in connection with a DEAinvestigation into a prescription painkiller lawsuit filed in 2010.
The Saints were first accused in 2010 of mishandling their supply of prescription drugs. Team officials are accused of covering up the alleged theft of Vicodin from the team's supply.
According to CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora, the DEA investigation looks more into the 'lack of organizational control and oversight' rather than individuals.
LaCanfora said normally a civil settlement would include fines in the range of six figures or more, and he cites the DEA believing it has 'strong evidence' to secure significant penalties for the organization.
The Saints released the following statement:
'This is an ongoing, highly confidential case. We have no comment.'