Sep 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks with quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The 49ers defeated the Rams 35-11. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

49ers team doctor was under investigation at time of death

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As was reported earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers team medical director Dr. Daniel Garza died at his home Tuesday in Redwood City, California.

Cause of death has yet to be determined.

According to a report from, a San Mateo County Sherriff’s spokesperson said that no foul play was suspected in Garza’s death.  However, his death was being looked at as a possible suicide.

The report stated that Garza was being investigated for alleged “inappropriate behavior involving adult interns” at the time of his death.

As of yet, there is no word as to what the “inappropriate behavior” may have involved, but officials at Stanford – where Garza was a professor and one of the leading researchers into concussions in the nation – alerted police to “possible criminal activity”.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made the following statement to about the death:

“We were stunned and deeply saddened by his passing: myself, players, coaches, staff,” Harbaugh said. “We send our prayers, our condolences to his family and friends.”

While purely speculation at this point, it sounds as though we may have an answer as to what might have happened to the 43-year old Garza.

No doubt a tragic ending to such a young and promising life.

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