An autopsy conducted on former Raiders’ defensive lineman Chester McGlockton revealed that the cause of death was related to an enlarged heart.
Via a report by Elliott Almond of the Mercury News:
An autopsy performed in the weeks after the November death determined McGlockton, 42, suffered from left ventricular cardiac hypertrophy, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said in an email. The condition causes the thickening of the heart muscle leading to a decrease in the size of the ventricles.
McGlockton, a four time pro bowler as a Raider, was the 16th overall pick by the club in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played a total of five seasons for the Raiders and also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New York Jets during a 12-year career.
McGlockton’s passing came just two years into a promising coaching career he had started at Stanford.
He is survived by his wife Zina and two daughters who live in Danville, CA.