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Louisville Cheerleader Dies of Drug Overdose In Apartment of Football Player

November 12, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A University of Louisville cheerleader was found dead inside of an off-campus Kentucky apartment in July died from a drug overdose, police revealed Tuesday.
Before she died, a witness reported that Dani Cogswell, 22, appeared to be high and “slow” before spending the night inside of a freshman football player’s apartment on July 28, according to the police report obtained by WAVE3.

That male student told Metro Police that they had been watching a movie in his room when she fell asleep and he slipped out, only to return the next morning around 9 a.m.
That’s when he said he found her lying lifeless on his bed and he instructed his roommate to call 911.

Cogswell’s sister reportedly told police that her sister had suffered from a drug problem for the last two years and had smoked heroin as recently as two weeks before her death.

She also confirmed that the the cheerleader abused Xanax, a prescription drug which a witness told police Cogswell claimed to have taken on the night she died.
The male student who found her was only identified by his last name of “Polk” in the police report.

WAVE found that the only student with that last name on the football team’s roster at the time was star wide receiver Cameron Polk who was later kicked off the team for allegedly trafficking drugs near a school.

Police confirmed that the student was Cameron Polk, He has not been charged in Cogswell’s death.

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