No arrests expected in death of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box

El Reno Police Chief Ken Brown said he does not expect to make arrests in the death last week of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: May 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm •  Published: May 24, 2011
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No arrests are expected in the death last week in El Reno of University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box, Police Chief Ken Brown said.

Box, a 22-year-old linebacker projected to start next season, was found unconscious Thursday in a home at 1219 S Reno Ave. and later died.

A 911 caller told police he thought Box overdosed on pain pills. Police recovered prescription drugs in the home.

Brown said no criminal investigation involving Box's death is pending.

The state medical examiner has not yet ruled on Box's cause of death, spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said.

Toxicology reports used in similar deaths typically aren't returned to pathologists for weeks, delaying identification of a cause of death.

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