Autopsy: Drugs caused player death
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)
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The report from the Nassau County medical examiner's office found that the death of the 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 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 spent his freshman season at Tennessee, then transferred to a junior college in Arizona before signing with the Crimson Tide. He was expected to compete for a starting tackle spot this season and had two years of eligibility remaining.
The Maryville, Tenn., native had struggled with off-field issues during his college career and was arrested in December for DUI. He was sentenced in March to two days in jail and a year of probation after pleading guilty.
Douglas was named a National Junior College Athletics Association All-American at Arizona Western College in 2010. He started 10 games at tackle for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and decided to transfer after head coach Lane Kiffin departed to USC.