Alcohol led to Presbyterian player's death
Clinton, SC – An autopsy has determined the death of a Presbyterian College football player on Sunday was brought on by alcohol intoxication.
The Laurens County Coroner's office said Monday that the death of 21-year-old Kyle L. Allen was accidental, the Associated Press reported. He died Sunday morning after he stopped breathing due to acute alcohol intoxication.
Allen, a linebacker from St. Augustine, Fla., was declared dead at Laurens County Hospital after being found unconscious earlier at a campus fraternity house.
"The entire football program and Presbyterian College is grieving," head football coach Harold Nichols said Sunday. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lucy Allen, Kyle's mother, whom I spoke with on the phone this morning. It is a trying time for all of us, but our main concern right now is supporting Kyle's mother and his family through this difficult grieving process. Kyle was an exemplarily athlete and hard worker, well-respected by his teammates and coaching staff and he will be sorely missed."
Allen played in all 11 of Presbyterian's games as a redshirt sophomore last season. He redshirted in 2010 after transferring from Georgia Southern.