Austin Box Cause Of Death A Probable Overdose, According To Police

While a medical says no official cause of death is likely to be announced in the Austin Box case before Friday, emerging details indicate the Oklahoma starting middle linebacker's death could be drug-related. 

CBS' Brett McMurphy has confirmed with El Reno police that the death was a "probable overdose," and the police report obtained by Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR would seem to bear that out. "Controlled dangerous substances" are mentioned in the category section of the report, and the officer's report indicates that when police arrived on the scene, Box was being given CPR by John Cobble III, identified by KFOR's Scott Hines as the son of Box's former high school coach. The officer goes on to state that "Cobble told me when I entered the room Box was in he believed he had overdosed." Hines also reports that narcotics were seized from the house.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream and to Crimson And Cream Machine for more details on this story as they become available.

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