Jalon Ferguson, linebacker for Baltimore Ravens, dies of drug overdose

Jaylon Ferguson, Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker who died last month after being found unconscious in a North Baltimore home, he died from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, authorities said Friday.

Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Maryland, said this. Ferguson’s death was ruled accidental.

Baltimore police said earlier that detectives were investigating and did not rule out the possibility of an overdose. Detective Vernon Davis, a police spokesman, said on Friday that the investigation was ongoing and declined to answer further questions about the case.

Authorities were called to a home in North Baltimore on June 21 shortly before 11:30 p.m. to investigate a “questionable death.” When they arrived, Mr. Ferguson, 26, was unresponsive and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. At the time, authorities said there were no signs of injury or foul play.

Chad Steele, a spokesman for the Ravens, said the team is focused on the positive impact of Mr. Jordan. Ferguson had a “father, son, fiancĂ©, friend and teammate”.

“It would be inappropriate for us to comment further as we continue to support his family and teammates as they mourn the tragic loss of a loved one and celebrate his life tomorrow,” he said. Steele said Friday.

The Ravens chose Mr. Ferguson 85th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. In his debut season, he recorded 31 tackles and 2.5 sacks, and he contributed to the Ravens’ defense, which finished third in scoring. In 2020, in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded a career high of six tackles.

mr. Ferguson, a Louisiana native and Louisiana Tech alumnus, broke the NCAA record for most career layoffs with 45, earning the nickname “Bag Dad” and beating longtime former Ravens player Terrell Suggs, who posted 44 career sacks at Arizona State. University.