OSKALOOSA, Iowa – Former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash died Tuesday, PIX11's sister station WHO-TV reported.
The 27-year-old was found unresponsive inside his home just before 10 a.m., according to police.
The cause of death is still unclear pending a full autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's Office.
Originally from Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sash played for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. News of his death was first reported by Hawkeyenation.com.
Sash played safety for the Giants for two seasons, and was a part of the 2011 Super Bowl-winning team that defeated the New England Patriots.
The NFL suspended Sash for four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Sash said he had been taking Adderall for an anxiety condition. He was released after the 2012 season.
In 2014, Iowa police arrested him for public intoxication after he used a scooter to lead police on a chase.