Found April 06, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Former University of Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley was found dead in a dorm room on the school's campus Friday. He was 22 years old.According to University of Minnesota spokesman Chuck Tombarge, an emergency response team was not able to resuscitate Tinsley in a room at Roy Wilkins Hall, and he was pronounced dead. Early indications, according to Tombarge, were that there were no visible signs of crime involved. Tinsley was a senior during the Gophers' 2011 season and was second on the Minnesota defense with 87 total tackles in 12 games. He also had a team-high four sacks and nine tackles for loss.Tinsley came to Minnesota from Jacksonville, where he starred at First Coast High School. For the Gophers, he played in seven games as a freshman and 13 as a sophomore before starting 12 games as a junior. During his junior season, Tinsley led the Gophers with 90 tackles and added an interception, a sack and 9.5 tackles for loss.Grief counselors are being made available on campus for students, Tombarge said.Off the field, Tinsley ran into a bit of legal trouble while on campus. He was cited for underage drinking and fleeing the police on foot during his sophomore year. The next offseason, he was arrested again and pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer on foot and fourth-degree DWI, both misdemeanors.
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