- The Washington Times
Thursday, November 14, 2019

ASHBURN — Redskins safety Montae Nicholson is cooperating with local authorities after the death of a 21-year-old woman in Loundon County. The 23-year-old safety was not at practice Thursday.

According to TMZ Sports, an unconscious and unresponsive woman was brought to the emergency room Thursday morning around 1:30 a.m. and was pronounced dead, believed to be from a drug overdose.

The woman was brought to the E.R. by two males, one of whom was Nicholson, but they immediately left the area.

Nicholson is expected to speak with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and has not been charged with a crime.

“We’ve been made aware of the tragic event and extend our deepest sympathies to the family who lost a loved one,” the Redskins said in a statement. “Our team has altered the league office and is cooperating with local authorities. We fully support law enforcement and respect their process as they investigate the matter.”

Last year, Nicholson was arrested and charged with assault and battery and public drunkenness, though charges were dropped the case in May due to insufficient evidence. Video captured Nicholson in a fight outside of “World of Beer” at One Loudoun.

Nicholson, who has started seven games this year, suffered an ankle injury in a Week 7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He did not play the following two games and was limited in practice Wednesday.

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