Montae Nicholson cooperating with police in death investigation

Montae Nicholson cooperating with police after woman's death
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Redskins safety Montae Nicholson is cooperating with authorities investigating the death of a 21-year-old female, TMZ Sports is reporting.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office tells 106.7 The Fan they're conducting an investigation into the death of a Julia E. Crabbe of Reston, who was brought to an Ashburn emergency room around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Crabbe was unconscious and unresponsive when she arrived, with police saying the two males who brought her – one of whom TMZ Sports has identified as Nicholson – immediately left the area but have since been identified and located. Crabbe was later pronounced dead at the emergency room. Police believe she was suffering a drug overdose.

Nicholson has neither been arrested nor charged with a crime, reports TMZ Sports, although police tell 106.7 The Fan, "The case is an active investigation being conducted by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division."

In a statement to 106.7 The Fan, the Redskins say, "We've been made aware of the tragic event and extend our deepest sympathies to the family who lost a loved one. Our team has alerted the league office and is cooperating with local authorities. We fully support law enforcement and respect their process as they investigate the matter."

Nicholson was not at practice on Thursday. According to TMZ Sports, his absence was related to this incident and not his ankle injury. Nicholson was at practice Friday.

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