Son of Miami Dolphins head coach died accidentally
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Toxicology reports show the son of Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was drunk and had marijuana in his system when he fell into a river in Wisconsin and drowned.
The police department in Oshkosh, Wis., said Wednesday that 21-year-old Michael Philbin had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system to drive and also had marijuana at some point before he fell through the ice.
His Jan. 8 death was classified as an accidental drowning.
Joe Philbin is the former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator. In a statement Wednesday, he said his family hopes the results remind everyone to drink in moderation and avoid illegal drugs. He says his son was alone but if someone was with him his death could have been avoided.