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Authorities: Football player had cocaine in his system when he died on field

A Byhalia (Miss.) High School football player who collapsed and died during a game Aug. 24 had cocaine in his system, authorities say.
A Marshall County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told WREG that a blood sample was taken from 16-year-old Dennis Mitchell at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale where he died. The sample came back positive for cocaine