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Topic - Craig Box
On the day before he died, Austin Box and his dad flew back to Oklahoma City from St. Louis after catching a couple of Cardinals games, ate lunch near the airport and shot the breeze. Routine father-son stuff, Craig Box remembers, then Austin had to leave to renew his driver's license and take his girlfriend to the airport. They hugged goodbye.
Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box had five prescription painkillers and an anti-anxiety drug in his system when he died, according to a preliminary toxicology report released Tuesday by the state medical examiner's office.
"I don't think I understood the seriousness of it at first," he said. "It didn't register with me."
"It's evident what the discussion is," said Craig Box, an attorney who would not identify who sent the messages but said it wasn't anyone tied to the team. "All I can say is that learning of one person's involvement has been very devastating to our family. It was somebody close to Austin."