Tyler Sash, 27, former Iowa Hawkeye safety, was found dead in his house by one of his family members yesterday morning at around 8 a.m.
Sash’s body is reportedly retained by the State Medical Examiner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled on September 9 to determine the cause of death, which is not clear yet.
The police department noted that “Sash’s death is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected,” as reported by People.
Meanwhile Kirk Ferentz, Iowa’s coach who postponed his Tuesday news conference, released a statement on Sash’s death through the school, saying, “We are all very saddened to hear about the untimely loss of Tyler.
“It is always so difficult when it involves someone this young. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Tyler’s family during this extremely difficult time,” added Ferentz.
“More than shocking. He endeared himself by giving back. That’s what’s so hard about this,” said Todd Hafner, head coach in William Penn University.
Sash was known for his charitable deeds in Iowa; he used his NFL money to fund “Get Better Not Bitter.” Sash also noted that the almighty blessed him with the talent he had for a worthy purpose.
Sash was last seen in the news back in 2014 when he was caught trying to escape cops on a scooter. Sash was shot by a taser but refused to undergo a sobriety test and was fined $65.