Autopsy: Tyler Sash Died from Mixing Methadone and Hydrocodone

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office has released the autopsy results from former Hawkeye football star Tyler Sash.

According to a press release Sash, who was 27-years-old, died from an “accidental mixed drug toxicity” of methadone and hydrocodone. The release also cites a recent shoulder dislocation and a history of chronic shoulder pain as significant conditions.

Tests are being conducted to determine whether the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which has been found in some athletes who have a history of repetitive brain injury, was present in Sash’s brain. Those tests can take from eight to twelve months.

Sash was found dead at his home in Oskaloosa on Sept. 8.


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