Former Star Athlete Sold Player Elephant Tranquilizer That Led To Fatal Overdose

October 09, 2018

There has been some tragic news that has recently come in. A former star football player sold another player an elephant tranquilizer that led to his death.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.

Prosecutors have charged 25-year-old Stuart Michael Mouchantaf, a former Rice University football player, with selling drugs to a current player that led to a fatal overdose earlier this year.

Mouchantaf was being held at the Harris County jail in Houston, Texas last Friday. He was charged with the delivery of a controlled substance causing a death.

The county district attorney's office says that 21-year-old defensive lineman Blain Padget believed he was purchasing hydrocodone from Mouchantaf, but instead, received pills containing carfentanil.

Carfentanil was originally produced as an elephant tranquilizer, and it "is so potent that a lethal dose could be invisible to the human eye," according to "CrimeOnline."

Padget was found dead last March by teammates after he had missed practice.

Mouchantaf's bond was set at $250,000. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts!