Ex-NFL player, doctor are arrested in Georgia opioid case

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 file photo, running back Ronnie Brown (23) runs against New Orleans Saints linebacker Sedrick Hodge (52) gives chase during the fourth quarter, in Baton Rouge, La. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that former New Orleans Saint Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta. The 40-year-old Hodge is accused of illegal distribution of controlled substances, among other charges.

ATLANTA (AP) — A former NFL football player and a Georgia doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids.

Former New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Hodge, 40, is accused of illegal distribution of controlled substances, among other charges.

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