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, 根据多个网点.
The medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The Cincinnati Bengals, 在哪里 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.
上个月, the Mendota Heights Police Department was performing a welfare check on Zimmer, who lived in Minnesota, police chief Wayne Wegener Jr. 说过, 根据 ESPN.
Once police got to Zimmer’s home, he had already died. 当时, 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, 这 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. 当他们到达时, they discovered Zimmer dead on a couch, 每个出口.
Police filed the affidavit in Dakota County District Court and said that Zimmer had also suffered an eye injury, 根据 Star Tribune.
Zimmer “appeared to have bruising or blood pooling around his eye,” officers wrote, 每 Pioneer Press. In their filing, police said they do not suspect foul play, 这 Star Tribune 报道.
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Zimmer, whose father is longtime NFL coach Mike Zimmer, began coaching for the Bengals this season. 在那之前, 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, 根据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.