Updated 04:45 AM EST, Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Super Bowl Winner Tyler Sash Dies at 27; Autopsy Scheduled

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Former Super Bowl standout Tyler Sash died Tuesday. He was 27.

ESPN reported that the ex-Iowa and New York Giants safety was found unresponsive around 10 am at No.719 Fox Run Drive in Oskaloosa, Iowa, which is the former footballer's hometown.

He was determined to be dead when found and authorities said an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday though foul play is not suspected.

An AP report published by Yahoo Sports said that the Oskaloosa police has not determined the cause of death of the former NFL player.

In a statement mentioned in the Yahoo Sports report, the Giants said that they are grieving for Sash's death.

"We were all deeply saddened today to hear of the passing of Tyler. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler's family and friends and all the Hawkeyes he was so proud to represent," the statement read.

According to People, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz also expressed sadness over the "untimely loss" of Sash.

"It is always so difficult when it involves someone this young. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Tyler's family during this extremely difficult time," he added.

It was noted in the ESPN report that Sash became part of Iowa and contributed 13 interceptions and a team record of 392 interception return yards.

In 2011, he was a third-round pick of the Giants where he played for two seasons including the one where they won the Super Bowl.

He was, however, suspended for four games the year after when he was found to have violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The player reportedly claimed that he was taking Adderall at that time for his anxiety condition.

It was in August 2013 when he was cut by the team.

He also had brushes with the law including his May 2014 arrest for public intoxication, added ESPN.

In an article with The Gazette, writer Marc Morehouse recounted that Sash texted him prior to his 2012 suspension.

Morehouse said Sash was angry why he allowed that to happen to his career and owned his responsibility for it.

He also related to the writer when he suffered two concussions during his career.

"I think everybody at the end of the year is probably beaten up and I'm not any more particularly than anyone else," Sash earlier said.

Morehouse also speculated that perhaps the safety never recovered from his disappointment in the NFL.

"I'm not sure he had a job and I'm not sure where his finances were beyond not being paid to play football for the NFL. There was a mention of working toward a real estate license," mentioned More house in his The Gazette piece.

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