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Autopsy: Drug mixture blamed for Tyler Sash's death

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

An autopsy performed on Tyler Sash's body performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner shows an accidental mixture of drugs is to blame for his death.

Sash, 27, was found dead on September 8 inside an Oskaloosa home.

The autopsy, which was done on September 9, shows his death was caused by "an accidental mixed drug toxicity involving methadone and hydrocodone."

The report goes on to say "a recent shoulder dislocation and a history of chronic shoulder pain were also significant conditions."

The Iowa Department of Public Health says additional studies for chronic traumatic encephalopathy are pending and are expected to be completed in eight to twelve months.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a degenerative disease of the brain that has been found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

Sash spent three season playing football for the Hawkeyes before leaving the University of Iowa early and spending two season with the New York Giants.

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