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U of M Gopher Football Player Found Dead

By KBJR News 1

U of M Gopher Football Player Found Dead

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Police have confirmed that University of Minnesota Gopher football player Gary Tinsley has been found dead in his on-campus apartment.

According to our NBC partners at Kare 11, Tinsley's roommate called campus police after finding the senior linebacker unresponsive early this morning. First Responders were unable to revive Tinsley.

The U of M Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office do not believe this is criminal in nature, but are trying to determine a cause of death.

Gopher coach Jerry Kill, senior quarterback MarQueis Gray and University Police Chief Greg Hestness are currently addressing the media to discuss Tinsley's passing.

Tinsley is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and was studying at the Carlson School of Business at the U of M.

We will have more information on Tinsley's death as more details are made available.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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