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Son of ex-Packers coordinator died accidentally


Toxicology reports show the son of former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was drunk and had marijuana in his system when he fell into the Fox River and drowned.

The Oshkosh Police Department issued a statement Wednesday saying 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 now the Miami Dolphins' head coach. 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.

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