After over a month of waiting for the toxicology report of Arizona offensive lineman Zach Hemmila, the results are in.
In a report executed by the Pima county medical examiner, Hemmilia passed away in his sleep on Aug. 7 due to a combination of prescription drugs oxymorphone and alprazolam. They are opiate painkillers and anxiety medication, respectively.
Chewing tobacco was also found in his mouth.
Hemmila’s death was ruled an accident.
According to his autopsy, no intact pills were found in his gastrointestinal system, though his lungs were “markedly congested”.
Chandler was a fifth-year senior who played in six games last year, and set to be the Wildcats starting center this season. In his honor, Arizona has chosen to wear decals with Hemmila’s number 65 on players helmets and on coaches hats.
The team paid their respects with his family in front of the home crowd.
ICYMI: @arizonafball honored Zach Hemmila before Saturday's game with this moving on-field ceremony. #Forever65 pic.twitter.com/V2GwHW7Xyi
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 6, 2016
Condolences to the family in this difficult time.
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