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Initial autopsy report finds 16 year old who died on field had cocaine in system

A terrible tragedy a week ago where a 16 year old Byhalia player collapsed and died on the field has taken a dark turn after initial autopsy reports concluded the teen had cocaine in his system, according to Local Memphis.

A Local Memphis report states that the Byhalia Police Chief paid for the entire team to be drug tested following this finding. Those results are pending.

The football team had a show of support for the player, Dennis Mitchell, during their game Friday night.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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