The linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Jaylon Ferguson, died of an overdose.
The medical examiner's office in Maryland said that fentanyl and cocaine killed him and that his death was an accident.
The outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Jaylon Ferguson, died last month after being found unresponsive in a home in North Baltimore. On Friday, the authorities said that fentanyl and cocaine were both to blame for his death.
Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said that Mr. Ferguson's death was ruled to have been an accident.
Before, the Baltimore police said that detectives were looking into the case and hadn't ruled out the possibility that the person had taken too much. A police spokesman, Detective Vernon Davis, said Friday that the investigation was still going on and that he would not answer any more questions about the case.
On June 21, around 11:30 p.m., police were called to a home in North Baltimore to look into a "possible death." When they got there, Mr. Ferguson, who was 26, wasn't moving, so the paramedics said he was dead on the spot. The police said at the time that there were no signs of trauma or foul play.
A spokesman for the Ravens, Chad Steele, said that the team was thinking about how good Mr. Ferguson was as a "father, son, fiancé, friend, and teammate."
Mr. Steele said on Friday, "It wouldn't be right for us to say anything else while we're still helping his family and teammates, who are mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and will celebrate his life tomorrow."
The Ravens picked Mr. Ferguson with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. In his first season, he had 31 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also helped the Ravens' defense, which allowed the third-fewest points. In 2020, he made six tackles in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This was the most tackles he had ever made in a game.
Mr. Ferguson, who was born in Louisiana and went to Louisiana Tech University, broke the N.C.A.A. record for career sacks with 45. He beat out Terrell Suggs, a former Ravens player who had 44 career sacks at Arizona State University.