Posted by Josh Katzowitz
In early August, Bubba Smith, a two-time Pro Bowler who played for the Colts, Raiders and Oilers, died at the age of 66, and it was originally believed that Smith had died of natural causes. An autopsy, though, has turned up a different conclusion.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Smith died of acute drug intoxication and other conditions.
An autopsy showed Smith had high levels of phentermine, a weight-loss drug, in his system, and a coroner’s spokesman also said Smith had heart disease and an enlarged heart.
Such a sad story for a once proud NFL pro and a man who made an impact in his post-career pop culture with his Police Academy appearances and his Miller Lite beer commercials.
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