Tyler Sash Autopsy Revealed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy has determined that former NFL and Iowa football player Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose involving two pain medications.

The Iowa state medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that a recent shoulder dislocation and a history of chronic shoulder pain were “significant conditions” in the 27-year-old’s death.

Additional studies will look at whether Sash suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by repetitive trauma that has been found in former NFL players. The results will be available in several months.

Sash was found dead in his Oskaloosa, Iowa home Sept. 8. The autopsy determined the death was from an “accidental mixed drug toxicity involving methadone and hydrocordone.”

Sash was a standout safety at Iowa and won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2012.

Tyler Sash Found Dead at 27

On Tuesday September 8, 2015 at around 10:00 a.m. emergency services responded to 719 Fox Run Drive Oskaloosa in reference to an unresponsive male. Upon arrival it was determined the male subject was deceased and after further investigation the male was identified as Tyler Jordan Sash, age 27, of Oskaloosa Iowa.

The death of Tyler Sash is under investigation by the Oskaloosa Police Department, Mahaska County Coroner and State Medical Examiner’s Office. No foul play is suspected.An autopsy will be performed tomorrow (09-09-15) by the State Medical Examiner’s office.

More information will be available after the autopsy.


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