New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham taken into custody after suffering a seizure
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was taken into custody after experiencing a medical episode that was later determined to be a seizure.
Graham, 36, was taken into custody by officers who believed he was under the influence of a controlled substance after receiving a call about a person acting erratically near a Southern California resort.
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“New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham experienced a medical episode last evening, which resulted in him becoming disoriented,” the team said in a statement. “He was taken into custody by local authorities and transported to a local hospital for evaluation for what Dr. John Amoss believes to be a likely seizure and spent the night under medical supervision and testing.”
Graham was released from the hospital Saturday morning and is “with the team as they continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.”
The team did not provide an update on Graham’s condition, or clarify if he’ll be playing in Sunday’s game.
Seizures can be caused by a variety of factors, including head injuries, low blood sugar, and alcohol withdrawal. They can also be caused by underlying medical conditions, such as epilepsy.
Graham is a five-time Pro Bowl tight end who has played for the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears. He rejoined the Saints in July after signing a one-year contract.