WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) -Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman Thomas McHale, who was found dead at a friend's Tampa-area home on Sunday, was using anti-depression medicine and cocaine the night before he died, authorities said.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report released Wednesday, a friend of Thomas McHale told deputies he saw McHale take several Xanax pills and use cocaine. McHale was found dead at the home of Jackson Martin.
The 45-year-old was an offensive lineman for the Bucs from 1987-92, then spent two years with the Philadelphia Eagles and a year with the Miami Dolphins.
Martin told officers in the report that McHale had not made suicidal threats and was looking forward to returning to rehab the next day.
The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.

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