Adam Zimmer‘s cause of death has been confirmed as due to chronic alcohol abuse.
Minnesota’s Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office announced the news on Friday, de acordo com vários pontos de venda.
The medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The Cincinnati Bengals, Onde Zimmer was an assistant coach, first announced his death in a statement on Nov. 1.
PEOPLE reached out to the Bengals for comment but did not immediately hear back.
Mês passado, the Mendota Heights Police Department was performing a welfare check on Zimmer, who lived in Minnesota, police chief Wayne Wegener Jr. disse, de acordo com ESPN.
Once police got to Zimmer’s home, he had already died. No momento, Wegener said authorities were “not investigating this as a suspicious death” and the Hennepin County medical examiner would rule on and release his cause of death.
A week after Zimmer’s body was found, a Minnesota Star Tribune reported that a search warrant affidavit filed by police said they received an alert about a man who was unconscious after possibly drinking excessively. Quando eles chegaram, they discovered Zimmer dead on a couch, pela saída.
Police filed the affidavit in Dakota County District Court and said that Zimmer had also suffered an eye injury, de acordo com Star Tribune.
Zimmer “appeared to have bruising or blood pooling around his eye,” officers wrote, por o Pioneer Press. In their filing, police said they do not suspect foul play, a Star Tribune relatado.
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Zimmer, whose father is longtime NFL coach Mike Zimmer, began coaching for the Bengals this season. Antes disso, he served as a coach for the Minnesota Vikings after his father became head coach in 2014. He and his father were both terminated last year, de acordo com ESPN.
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Adam’s first coaching position in the NFL was in 2006 as an assistant linebackers coach for the New Orleans Saints.