Shawne Merriman hospitalized; reportedly overdosed at LA club

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

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Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman was rushed to an LA hospital Sunday night. (USATSI)

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.

As Deadspin points out, Merriman has been active on Twitter this morning, about four hours after he was taken to the hospital.

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.

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