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Former Saints, Giants TE Jeremy Shockey Questioned in Probe

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The FBI knocked on Jeremy Shockey's door last week and questioned him in a drug and gambling ring probe.

Shockey celebrates after scoring a TD in SB XLIV
Shockey celebrates after scoring a TD in SB XLIV
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As reported by the New York Post:

Jeremy Shockey, former Saints and Giants TE, was questioned during the week leading up to SB 50. No charges have been filed.

As more than a billion fans watch Sunday's Super Bowl, the FBI is eyeing current and former NFL stars off the field -- looking for any links to an international drug and gambling ring.

Owen Hanson a TE for the 2004 USC National Champions is the accused ringleader. Another former Saints player Reggie Bush was a teammate of Hanson. Pete Carroll was the HC. No Reggie hasn't been linked in the probe at this time. Three agents question Shockey at his home in Miami last week.

The FBI arrested Hanson and 21 others including former NFL running back, Derek Loville, a 3 time SB champ.

The investigators, who did not have a search warrant, asked Shockey how he met Hanson, the ex-player said. "We met when I passed out at a pool party in Vegas --€” from dehydration. He came to Miami all the time. I treated him like a friend. I let him stay at my house. He loved to surf. We'd go to the gym together. We went to the same parties together.

He added: "I'm a drunk--€” I'm Irish. I've never had anything to do with drugs. And I would never do anything illegal to jeopardize what I've worked for."

A professional gambler known as Robin Hood 702 from Vegas, reported Hanson's gang to the FBI after they threatened him because he refused to money launder their funds.

The investigation is ongoing and appears to be widening, The Post has learned. According to a contact list belonging to Hanson --€” a copy of which The Post obtained --€” the alleged ringleader associated with dozens of pro athletes, including NFL, MLB and NBA players, and even police detectives.

I would expect the NFL to begin an investigation although this seems to involved mostly ex-players.

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— New York Post (@nypost) February 7, 2016