Alabama Football Player Dies In Jacksonville Area

*UPDATE*: Fernandina Beach, Florida police say Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas was found dead at the scene on the second-floor balcony of a residence Thursday morning after attending a party there the night before. The cause of Douglas’ death remains unknown pending a medical examination.

A Knoxville radio talk show host has confirmed through the University of Alabama athletic department that Alabama football player Aaron Douglas recently passed away in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

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Tony Basilio, who hosts a show on the ESPN Radio affiliate in Knoxville, reported via Twitter on Thursday:

Alabama Athletic Department Confirms Douglas Story. He died in Jacksonville, Fla…Awful

Basilio also reported he confirmed Douglas’ death through a family friend of Douglas. From Basilio’s Twitter account:

Just got word from a friend of the family. He says it’s true….

Chase Goodbread of the TUSCALOOSA NEWS reported via Alabama’s Rivals.com website:

I have confirmed with the Fernandina Beach police department that a death in that area is being investigated. Until identification is complete, and next of kin is notified, the FB police will not release further information. If anyone believes they can help with the investigation itself, the police department told me they would be interested in speaking with anyone with direct info. As soon as more is available, I’ll bring it here.

Douglas, an Alabama offensive lineman who previously played as a freshman at the University of Tennessee, had most recently participated in the Crimson Tide’s spring practice drills.

Douglas was only 21.