Keith McCants, a former NFL linebacker and Alabama football All-American, dies at 53

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How did Keith Mccants die?

Former NFL player Keith McCants has been found dead at his home in Florida after a suspected drug overdose, according to investigators. He was 53. The GuardianFormer NFL star Keith McCants dies of apparent drug overdose at age of 53

Keith McCants, former Buccaneers first-round pick, dies at 53

The Athletic 02 September, 2021 - 05:01pm

Former Buccaneers defensive end Keith McCants has died, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office and medical examiner confirmed today. McCants was found in his home after a suspected drug overdose, police said.

“It appears it was a drug overdose, but we are awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner’s office,” sheriff’s spokesperson Amanda Sinni told the Associated Press. “This is still an open investigation.”

The Buccaneers drafted McCants with the fourth pick in the 1990 draft. He had 12 sacks in three seasons in Tampa before playing for the Houston Oilers and Arizona Cardinals as part of his six-year NFL career.

McCants fell on hard times after his playing days and appeared in 2012 in the ESPN 30 for 30 “Broke,” which focused on professional athletes who had lost their money.

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