Tests confirm no supplements in Stringer's system
Updated: Thursday August 16, 2001 10:36 AM
By Don Banks, Sports Illustrated
Final toxicology results indicate that Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer did not have any dietary supplements or over-the-counter drugs in his system when he died, Stringer's agent James Gould said Wednesday night.
Gould said he is relieved that speculation about Stringer's possible use of controversial substances can now be put aside.
"It was completely clean," Gould said. "There was nothing. Just a small amount of caffeine that could've come from a soda or some coffee. This should put to rest the suspicions that have been voiced ever since Korey died."
Gould said he received a copy on Wednesday of the final toxicology report conducted by Blue Earth County medical examiner Dennis Gremel.
An earlier autopsy had cleared any illicit drugs contributing to Stinger's death.
Stringer died Aug. 1 in Mankato, Minn., from complications due to heatstroke.
Still to come are the results of the report that is being conducted by the state of Minnesota's Occupational Safety and Health Division. That report will center on the circumstances that surrounded Stringer's final practice session as a Viking on the morning of July 31. Also still unanswered is the question of whether any litigation will be brought against the Vikings by Stringer's parents or widow, Kelci Stringer.