Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas
had a blood-alcohol level of .218 at the time of his fatal car accident last
Bironas was killed in a single-car accident on the night of Sept. 20 near his
home in Nashville.
The day after the accident, the Nashville.gov website said there was no
evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene.
However, the Davidson County medical examiner’s autopsy report said toxicology
testing showed the blood-alcohol content to be exceedingly high at .218. In
Tennessee, a driver is considered legally under the influence at .08.
In addition, the autopsy report said a low level of valium was also detected,
although it would have had no negligible effect on Bironas’ body.
The report concluded that Bironas died from blunt force trauma after he lost
control of his SUV, which traveled off the side of the road and struck a line
of trees before coming to rest upside down.
Bironas, who was released by the Titans in March after nine seasons with the
club, was 36 years old.