November 19th, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Teens charged in death of retired NFL player's son

Four southern California teenagers have been charged following the apparent drug overdose death of an 18-year-old high school quarterback whose father is a retired NFL player, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

Three of the teens have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Griffen Kramer, son of former pro quarterback Erik Kramer, who played for several NFL teams including the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, officials said.

Griffen Kramer played quarterback at Thousand Oaks High School, which lists him as a 6-foot 210-pound senior.

Kramer was found dead October 30 in a friend's bedroom in Agoura Hills, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

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  1. Lady C

    No one can say for sure what happened. The teens may have said that he injected himself, if they thought that it would get them out of trouble at the beginning of the investigation. Maybe they cut and did the drugs all in one spot. I mean seriously who wouldn't notice a couple of teens dragging another one. If they did see it and didn't call for help I bet they feel bad now.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lady C

    I don't care how high a person may be, you are going to know if something is wrong. Maybe they didn't seek medical attention for him because they knew it was wrong in the first place, not because they were too high. Maybe if he had lived they may be in more trouble if he could say what really. this is mostly pure speculation.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
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