BOSTON, Dec. 19 -- The National Football League and the New England Patriots were considering Tuesday whether disciplinary action would be taken against Patriots All-Pro cornerback Ty Law on drug charges.
U.S. Customs officials in Niagara Falls, N.Y., early Monday stopped Law as he drove a car across the Rainbow Bridge. During a routine inspection on the U.S. side, they seized a small amount of the party drug ecstasy in Law's suitcase, according to Customs spokeswoman Janet Rapaport.
In his baggage, inspectors "discovered three whole pills and four partially crushed pills that tested positive for MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy," Rapaport said.
Customs officials contacted federal prosecutors, who declined to prosecute because of the small amount of the drug involved. Customs seized the drug and fined Law $700, which he paid on the spot.
The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that as the Patriots were getting ready to leave after beating Buffalo in blizzard-like conditions Sunday, wide receiver Terry Glenn refused to get on the chartered plane because of a fear of flying in such bad weather. Law and teammate Troy Brown received permission from the Patriots to stay behind with Glenn and to catch a later commercial flight.
Quoting unnamed sources, the Globe said the three players then drove across the border to Canada where they visited an adult nightclub.
There Law reportedly was joined by Tania Edwards, an acquaintance, and they all headed back to the U.S. side with Glenn and Brown asleep in the back seat of the car. That's when they were stopped by Customs inspectors.
Edwards was fined $500 for possession of a marijuana cigarette, Customs officials said.
Law could be facing further discipline for violating the league's drug policies. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was expected to review the incident.
There was no immediate comment from Law, and the Patriots said only that they were "aware of the report and have nothing to add at this time," the Boston Herald reported Tuesday.