Authorities in Virginia are investigating the death of a woman who was taken to a local emergency room by Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson and another man, according to a report by The Washington Post on Thursday night.
The newspaper reported that the woman, 21, appeared to be a victim of a drug overdose. In response to a question about Nicholson’s involvement, the Redskins said they are aware of the investigation and cooperating with authorities.
“We’ve been made aware of the tragic event and extend our deepest sympathies to the family who lost a loved one,” Washington said in its statement. “Our team has alerted the league office and is cooperating with local authorities. We fully support law enforcement and respect their process as they investigate the matter.”
TMZ Sports first reported the incident.
A spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately reply to an email seeking additional information Friday morning. The Washington Post reported that Nicholson declined to comment through an attorney.
Nicholson, 23, did not practice Thursday. A fourth-round draft pick out of Michigan State in 2017, he has started 20 games over parts of three seasons in the NFL. He’s missed the past two games with an ankle injury.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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