Multiple members of Army football program hospitalized for drug overdose on spring break, per report
Editor’s note: The article has been updated to reflect that members of the Army football program were among a group of 6 college students who overdosed. The cited CBS Sports article originally referred to all 6 students as Army football players.
Multiple members of the Army football program were among a group of 6 students hospitalized in Florida after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine, according to reports. Five of the students remain hospitalized as of Friday. They were in Wilton Manors, Florida, a Broward County city in the Ft. Lauderdale area, on spring break.
“The U.S. Military Academy is aware of the situation involving West Point cadets, which occurred Thursday night in Wilton Manors, FL,” Army said a statement to the Sun-Sentinel. “The incident is currently under investigation and no other details are available at this time.”
Per CBS Sports, the students were found unconscious. After being hospitalized, 2 of them remain in critical condition and on ventilators, while 3 are in stable condition and 1 has been released. The CBS article details that 2 of the students suffered from cardiac shortly after using the drug. Sadly, the fentanyl overdoses include 2 students who were not using the laced drugs, according to the report. They ingested fentanyl while trying to revive others via mouth-to-mouth, and also overdosed.
Per CBS Sports, the Army students’ identities were not released.