Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Inside College Football | AROUND THE NATION

Cause of Death Still Unknown for Ottney

September 04, 2003|From Associated Press

An autopsy on Wednesday failed to determine the cause of the death of former Michigan State football captain Brian Ottney.

Ottney, 23, had a seizure and died early Monday morning in Long Beach.

Finding what killed Ottney will depend on the results of blood alcohol and other toxicology tests, said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

"We won't know for eight to 12 weeks," Smith said.

Ottney, a center for the Spartans last year, collapsed at a residence.

He was in California working at a construction job after graduating from Michigan State with a bachelor's degree in building construction management. He was engaged to marry Lacy Hauxhurst, a former Michigan State and Westminster High softball standout, this fall.

*

Washington fullback Zach Tuiasosopo entered a modified guilty plea to a reduced charge of third-degree malicious mischief in an incident in which he was accused of punching windows out of four cars after drinking at a sorority party.

King County prosecutors and Tuiasosopo's lawyer agreed to recommend a sentence that could include a week of community service, alcohol treatment and restitution to the vehicle owners.

*

Brigham Young cornerback Brandon Heaney will have surgery on his shoulder and sit out the rest of the season.

Heaney, who sat out the end of last season because of a dislocated left shoulder, said he will have his other shoulder operated on next Thursday. He injured it last week in the third quarter of the Cougars' 24-13 victory over Georgia Tech. BYU plays at USC on Saturday.

*

Toledo Coach Tom Amstutz, who has led the Rockets to bowl appearances in his first two seasons, agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2007 season.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|