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Former quarterback Jeff Lewis died of drug overdose, autopsy shows

April 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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PHOENIX, April 17 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Jeff Lewis died in January of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy report said.

The autopsy found morphine and zolpidem, a sedative commonly known as Ambien, in Lewis' blood, and medication containers and handwritten documents found in Lewis's home in Phoenix indicate a possible history of prescription medicine abuse, Maricopa County, Ariz., medical examiner Kevin Horn wrote in his report.

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Lewis, 39 at the time of his death, played four seasons in the NFL for Denver and Carolina, the Charlotte, N.C., Observer said Wednesday.

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