ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Keith McCants was found dead Thursday.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said they went to his home in St. Pete and found the 53-year-old dead. They said it appears to be a drug overdose.
Back in March, McCants said he was making a comeback with the help of a St. Pete Mayoral Candidate Robert Blackmon.
Robert Blackmon released a statement on McCant's death.
My statement on the passing of my brother, Keith McCants. I love you my friend. I hope you’ve finally found the peace we fought so hard to get you. pic.twitter.com/fuaNtjfQej— Robert Blackmon (@RobertGBlackmon) September 2, 2021
The sheriff's office said an investigation into the death is ongoing.