Medical examiner: enlarged heart caused Gophers' Tinsley to die of natural causes

22-year-old U of M football star Gary Tinsley was found dead in his dorm this month. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner reports he died of natural causes brought on by an enlarged heart. Tinsley was on track to earn his degree in May.
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22-year-old U of M football star Gary Tinsley was found dead in his dorm this month. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner reports he died of natural causes brought on by an enlarged heart. Tinsley was on track to earn his degree in May.

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