Austin Box Cause Of Death

UO Linebacker Austin Box Death Attributed To The Mixture Of Paink :

Five medications were found Linebacker Austin Box, into the bloodstream after his death, a mixture which has been mentioned for the probable cause of his death, the toxicology report was published in the state medical examiner.

The UO football player had oxymorphone drugs against pain, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxycodone in his system when he died May 19 after being found unconscious in a friend's house in El Reno.

Drug Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanex, was found in the box as well. Xanex commonly used to treat anxiety.

Box had an enlarged heart and a history of chronic pain, the report said.

The cause of death was listed as pulmonary edema and aspiration pneumonia. Pulmonary edema occurs when the lungs of the body is filled with liquid and is often caused by heart failure, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information website. Aspiration pneumonia is caused when the lungs breathe in the foreign materials such as liquids or foods.

The death was classified as an accident, the report said.

FAMILY BOX Expressed  :

Gail and Craig Cash, Cash Austin's mother and father, said in a statement that her son was happy and always willing to help.

"His biggest fear was to disappoint the other, if his teammates, coaches, friends or family," the family said in a press box. "His 22 years of life, he never thought of complaining, because he felt that he had received so much."

Parents use the table statement to urge all people who use drugs for pain to think about the possible consequences.

While the death was an accident due to box mix or overuse of pain medications, the family said the case because of his death will not diminish "the love and pride" you have for your child.


History Box chronic pain may be due to his injuries on the ground. In 2008, framed a knee injury that kept him from the Big 12 Championship.

Box later suffered a back injury in 2010 that cost him most of the season. Cash back in the last five games of the 2010 season, including 48-20 victory against OU in the Fiesta Bowl Connecticut.

When players such as the box is damaged or in need of a doctor, the UO athletic department players refer to the team doctors said Kenneth Athletic Department spokesman Mossman in an email.

When players accept the referral, it is the training of the team are kept informed about treatments. Players who receive prescriptions for advice on their correct use.

Ongoing Research  :

El Reno Police Department investigation into the death of the box, said Police Commissioner Ken Brown.

Police use the toxicology report if the drugs prescribed Box or if they were acquired in some other way, Brown said.

The Police Department expects that the final results of the week.


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