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Autopsy report shows player death caused by drugs

Associated Press • Jun 29, 2011 at 4:38 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Florida medical examiner's report says that University of Alabama football player Aaron Douglas died as a result of multiple drugs that were found in his system.

The report from the Nassau County medical examiner's office found that the death of 21-year-old offensive lineman was an accident and caused by three drugs found in his system — Methadone, Diazepam and Carisoprodol. Diazepam is marketed as the sedative Valium.

Douglas was found dead on May 12 on the balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla. He had been vacationing in the area and had apparently gone to the home after being invited to a party.

Douglas was a former player for Tennessee and played last season at Arizona Western Community College before transferring to Alabama in January.

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