THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) — A backup quarterback for Thousand Oaks High School and son of a former NFL star has been found dead and alcohol poisoning may be to blame.

Griffen Kramer, 18, was found dead Sunday morning at a friend’s home in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said.

Officials say the exact cause of death has yet to be determined and there is no indication of foul play. The coroner’s office has not completed its investigation into Kramer’s death.

Thousand Oaks High School released a statement Monday stating, “initial indications suggest his passing was due to alcohol poisoning,” KNX 1070’s Vytas Safroncikas reports.

Sheriff’s officials also said that Kramer may have had a pre-existing medical condition at the time of his death.

Kramer is the son of Erik Kramer who played in the NFL from 1987-99.

Kramer was a senior at Thousand Oaks High. The school is providing grief counselors for students and staff.

No plans have been released for his funeral.

Comments (3)
  1. Sarah Styles says:

    Alcohol affects people differently. Some people after a night of drinking can sleep the day away but other people wake up early after a night of drinking. If you want to know why your body does this, this article gives a great explanation on it.

    1. J. Thompson says:

      Unfortunately, no disrespect meant, the comment and subsequent link left is quite rudimentary regarding alcohol ingestion and subsequent acute poisoning. It is a far more complex biological process than merely drinking “too” much and sleeping it off. Simplistically, acute intoxification occurs when the body cannot metabolize the amount of alcohol ingested fast enough and or rid itself by expulsion (such as vomiting) and the central nervous system is overwhelmed. Thus, stopping the urge to breathe. Far more education is necessary for children and greater support for those with addiction issues imperative.

  2. Drillsetc says:

    What a shame. Too many young people fall into the trap of drinking and drugs.

Leave a Reply