Alcohol use blamed for death of Bengals analyst Adam Zimmer
@ap.news FILE - Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach Adam Zimmer watches practice at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Mankato, Minn. The death of Adam Zimmer, a former Minnesota Vikings co-defensive coordinator and the son of former head coach Mike Zimmer, was caused by chronic alcohol use, according to medical examiners.The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota released the finding Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Zimmer had been found dead in his home in Mendota Heights, a Twin Cities suburb, on Oct. 31. He was 38. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medical examiners say the death of Cincinnati Bengals analyst Adam Zimmer was caused by chronic alcohol use.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota released the finding Friday. Zimmer had been found dead in October at age 38 at his home in Minnesota.

Zimmer was a former Minnesota Vikings co-defensive coordinator and the son of former head coach Mike Zimmer. He had been working remotely this season as an offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals after eight years with the Vikings under his father. When Mike Zimmer was fired in January, most of his staff was also dismissed.