Former San Diego Charges linebacker Shawne Merriman, 29, was rushed to the hospital Sunday night (June 9) due to a “medical emergency” at a Hollywood club, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Andrew Blankstein of the Times later writes on Twitter, “BREAKING: Sources tell me Ex Charger, Shawne Merriman overdosed, ingested unspecified combo of alcohol-drug.”
Details are scarce about the incident, but law enforcement sources say Merriman was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 9:30 p.m. local time. Officer Mark Ro of the Los Angeles Police Department tells NFL.com that the fire department is actually what transported Merriman to the hospital and that no criminal charges are being filed.
In a weird part of the incident, Merriman has been active on Twitter since the hospitalization incident, writing about how he lost his shades and ruined a shirt, and acting confused about why people tweeting that they are praying for him. One Twitter user speculates that perhaps Merriman doesn’t run his own Twitter.