By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Richmond Spiders announced that football player Augustus Lee died on Tuesday afternoon. Now, there is some clarity.
Lee has died by suicide, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. He committed suicide by asphyxiation, according to The Spun.
The Richmond authorities, according to Richmond.com, found Lee dead inside a vehicle at approx. 1:35 am. He was found in the 300 block of College Road.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Augustus Lee,” Spiders head coach Russ Huesman said. “Gus was a terrific young man and a great member of our Richmond family. His loss is a true tragedy to those, who knew and loved him.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gus’ family. This is a very difficult time for everyone in the Richmond Spider family.”
Lee appeared in 11 games on special teams and defense this past season as a redshirt freshman. He had 12 tackles, including eight solo tackles. He made his first career college tackle on September 1st against the Virginia Cavaliers.
He returned two kickoffs in 2018. His first kickoff was returned against the Albany Great Danes on October 13th for 20-yards.
He also had a 27-yard return against the Villanova Wildcats on November 3rd.
“I have been in touch with Gus’s family to express our deepest condolences on behalf of the entire University,” said school President Ronald A. Crutcher. “He was an undeclared pre-business major and a good friend, especially to his teammates and his fellow student-athletes. We extend our deepest sympathies to Gus’s family, his teammates, professors, and many friends on our campus.”
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