Drugs Found At NFL Player's Home Where Woman Appears To Have Fatally Overdosed
Ashburn, VA – Police found pills, marijuana and foil with residue on it during a search of the home of Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson.
The search was related to the death of a 21-year-old woman at the house last week.
The Washington Post reported that the woman may have died from an overdose.
The search warrant was made public on Tuesday and doesn’t state who the drugs belonged to or where they were found at Nicholson’s home.
Julia Crabbe was taken by Nicholson and another man to the emergency room in an unresponsive state and later died Nov. 14, according to the Washington Post.
Mark Dycio, the attorney for Nicolson, said the NFL player didn’t know about the drugs at his home, according to the Washington Post.
“Montae would have no knowledge of the drugs because they belonged to a guest,” Dycio said, according to the Washington Post. “It’s a tragic story. It’s a tragedy that the news is focused on where she died instead of the drug epidemic ravaging the country.”
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Crabbe was showing signs of an overdose. The Washington Post reported it could take months for a toxicology test to determine what drugs Crabbe may have taken.
A witness told police that Kyle Askew-Collins, the other man who took Crabbe to the hospital, had called them and said that Crabbe was foaming at the mouth, according to the Washington Post.
Police said no 911 call was made.
A witness said that the hospital wasn’t far from the home and it would be quicker if they just took her there, according to the Washington Post.
In his three seasons in the NFL, Nicholson has made $2.27 million. His base salary this year with the Redskins is $645,000.