49ers team doctor found dead in home

Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of the San Francisco 49ers logo at midfield before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

According to KRON-Channel 4, a San Francisco 49ers team doctor was found dead in his home this week and the police are treating it as a possible suicide. Dr. Daniel Garza, who was also a professor at Stanford University, was reportedly being investigated for ”inappropriate behavior” with interns before he was found dead in his home.

He was just 43 years old.

From the KRON-Channel 4 report:

Sources told the station that the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department was investigating Garza for alleged inappropriate behavior involving adult interns. Law enforcement officials refused to comment on the nature of the accusations, KRON reported, though they acknowledged the criminal probe began before Garza’s body was found.

Dr. Garza was a Stanford physician on top of his duties as a professor and 49ers team physician, but he was also very involved in traumatic brain injury research for athletes.

At this point, there is no other information known about the cause of his death. In the meantime, send your thoughts and condolences out to the entire Garza family.

Topics: San Francisco 49ers

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