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Like many stories involving Shawne Merriman, this is an odd one.
The former San Diego Chargers pass rusher was hospitalized on Sunday night after overdosing on a combination of alcohol and drugs, according to Andrew Blankstein of The Los Angeles Times. Merriman was taken from The Colony nightclub to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 9:30 p.m.
Authorities described the hospitalization as a “medical emergency.” TMZ has also reported that the retired defensive end was hospitalized for a “possible overdose.”
Here’s where it turns strange, though.
Merriman was spotted by TMZ leaving Greystone Manor at 12:26 a.m. PST on Monday morning completely sober. TMZ had a typically inane conversation with Merriman, asking whether he used deodorant or antiperpirant and if first-round busts should give money back to the teams that drafted them. Merriman seemed happy to talk to the gossip site.
Check out Merriman, appearing totally fine, answering TMZ’s trivial questions in the video below.
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Retired San Diego Charger and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman overdosed Sunday night after ingesting an unspecified combination of alcohol and a drug, sources with knowledge of the case told The Times.I'm fine guys been working my butt offwith training and launching LightsOut and my MBA, flew in from shooting a film in Canada and was... Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman...
A friend of Shawne Merriman says the former NFL linebacker is OK after being taken to a Los Angeles hospital to be treated for dehydration Sunday night.
James Brennan, who owns restaurants and nightclubs in San Diego, tells The Associated Press he spoke with Merriman on Monday morning.
Brennan says Merriman had just flown in from Canada and was ''totally dehydrated.'...
Former Chargers and Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman was rushed to a hospital from a Hollywood club last night, with what authorities would only describe as a “medical emergency.”
Reports are now suggesting that Merriman may have done a little to much partying.
According to the L.A. Times, Merriman was rushed from “The Colony,” to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 9...
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Maybe Merriman just popped the molly and was sweating?
Whatever the case, he does acknowledge he went to the hospital, but claims it wasn’t for a overdose, but because of dehydration.
After getting some fluids in him, he went right back to the club.
Shawne says he’s been running himself ragged recently — “I’ve been finishing my MBA, shooting a bunch of films, launching...
Earlier this year Shawne Merriman retired from the game of football, but late Sunday night he nearly retired for good. The former NFL pass rusher had to be taken to the hospital after experiencing what is being diplomatically called a 'medical emergency.'
Word is that it was actually an overdose from a combination of alcohol and unknown drugs. He was taken to Cedars...
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When were out on the football field, nothing else matters, he said. All my teammates care about is that number 50 is working his butt off. That hasnt been...
Los Angeles Times reports Shawne Merriman's hospitalization came
after an overdose at an L.A. club.
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Earlier today we reported that former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after overdosing at a night club. According to Black Sports Online, Merriman claims that he never overdosed and that he in fact went back to the club after leaving the hospital. Shawne says he’s been running himself ragged recently — “I’ve been finishing my MBA, shooting...
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