Former San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Sunday night for what is being loosely described as a "medical emergency."
Details are scant, but Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the incident may have been drug related.
BREAKING: Sources tell me Ex Charger, Shawne Merriman overdosed, ingested unspecified combo of alcohol-drug. Earlier: lat.ms/19fJYIv— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) June 10, 2013
According to the report in the Times, Merriman was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sunday around 9:30 p.m. after partying at Hollywood club The Colony.
Merriman announced his retirement from the NFL in March.