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Shawne Merriman apparently OK after hospitalization


Former Chargers and Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman is apparently OK after being rushed from a Hollywood club to a hospital with what authorities described as a “medical emergency.”

Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times reports that Merriman was taken from The Colony to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Although Blankstein initially reported that authorities would not say what prompted the medical call, he later wrote on Twitter that, “Merriman overdosed, ingested unspecified combo of alcohol-drug.”

Merriman, however, seems to be OK this morning. He’s been active on Twitter, and the only indication that anything might have gone wrong for him last night is that he mentioned that the shirt he was wearing was ruined.

The 29-year-old Merriman announced his retirement this offseason after his once-promising NFL career was repeatedly hampered by injuries.

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15 Responses to “Shawne Merriman apparently OK after hospitalization”
  1. noring4youstill says: Jun 10, 2013 9:19 AM

    He effed around and fell in love with Molly

  2. dexterismyhero says: Jun 10, 2013 9:54 AM

    upchucked some PEDS on his nice shirt eh?

  3. irishgary says: Jun 10, 2013 10:05 AM

    puked on the shirt

  4. h4wksf4n says: Jun 10, 2013 10:13 AM

    Where was Jeremy Shockley?

  5. raiderinva says: Jun 10, 2013 10:15 AM

    The 29-year-old Merriman announced his retirement this offseason after his once-promising NFL career was repeatedly hampered by (injuries) illegl steroids and then the lack of ability to use them.

  6. phuriousjorge says: Jun 10, 2013 10:27 AM

    What took him so long?

  7. jnbnet says: Jun 10, 2013 10:29 AM

    It was almost “lights out”

  8. demolition510 says: Jun 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    Hampered by injuries caused by steroids.

  9. joetoronto says: Jun 10, 2013 10:33 AM

    He was a bust, is a bust and will always be a bust.

    He’s the consummate Charger.

  10. youcantquitmebaby says: Jun 10, 2013 10:43 AM

    Two words: roofie circle.

  11. thegonz13 says: Jun 10, 2013 10:55 AM

    Tila Tequila’s back in the picture, I gather…

  12. scarletmacaw says: Jun 10, 2013 11:07 AM

    So MJD was on the West Coast last night?

  13. CKL says: Jun 10, 2013 11:39 AM

    This guy…sheesh. The minute this came out I bet most people thought like me, has to be drugs/alcohol related. And so it is.

  14. whereyaat says: Jun 10, 2013 12:07 PM

    To be fair, they mix the drinks unnaturally strong there. The drinks are so strong there, they use syringes instead of straws!

  15. xcountrytrevor says: Jun 10, 2013 12:53 PM

    My guess? A combo of Xanax and alcohol. In my clinical practice, I find my patients with addictions issues love this combo, it creates disinhibition and a sense of well-being. Yeeesh.

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