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Report: Shawne Merriman Hospitalized After Drug Overdose

Shawne Merriman. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Shawne Merriman. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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(CBS) According to a report from Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times, former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has been hospitalized after an apparent drug overdose at a Los Angeles nightclub.

Though details are scarce, authorities are saying Merriman was rushed to the hospital late Sunday night with a “medical emergency.”

The 29-year-old Merriman announced his retirement from the NFL in March.