Former Iowa and New York Giants safety Tyler Sash has died at age 27.
Officials said an autopsy would be performed Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending, the University of Iowa said in a statement.
“Sash’s death is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected,” said authorities.
Sash starred for Iowa, where he recorded 13 interceptions and set a team record with 392 interception return yards. He left school after his junior season and was a sixth-round pick of the Giants in the 2011 NFL draft. Sash spent two seasons with the Giants, winning a Super Bowl in 2012, before being cut in August 2013, according to ESPN.
The NFL suspended Sash for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Although, the former Giants player taken the prescription drug Adderall for an anxiety condition to help him with public speaking, according to ESPN.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz stated:
“We are all very saddened to hear about the untimely loss of Tyler,” Ferentz said. “It is always so difficult when it involves someone this young. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Tyler’s family during this extremely difficult time.”