The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office of the state of Maryland reported on Friday that an autopsy of Jaylon Ferguson indicated the linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens died as a result of the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine. According to the office, Ferguson’s death was determined to be an accident. The office has not yet made the formal autopsy report public.
On the evening of June 21, Ferguson was discovered comatose in his Baltimore residence. Despite unsuccessful efforts to revive him, the 26-year-old was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the spot. According to the first investigation by the Baltimore police, there were no indications of trauma and foul play was not anticipated. The next morning, the Ravens made the devastating word of Ferguson’s passing, and the NFL community immediately responded with an outpouring of love and support. The Ravens released a brief statement in which they stated that they were concentrating on Jaylon as a person and the contributions he made.