Former College Football Player Arrested After His Teammate Dies of an Opioid Overdose

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PEOPLE.com—Seven months after a promising defensive lineman failed to turn up to practice and was found dead by his concerned teammates, a former player from his college team has been arrested. On Friday, one-time Rice University football player Stuart “Mooch” Mouchantaf was charged with supplying 21-year-old Blain Padgett pills containing an opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine. The 25-year-old ex-player was allegedly preparing to flee the country before officers took him into custody on...

Ex-teammate arrested in the death of Rice football player Blain Padgett. Padgett was a defensive lineman for the Owls