Drugs confirmed in death of former UH All-American, NFL player Vince Manuwai


Drugs played a role in the death of University of Hawaii football star and NFL player Vince Manuwai.

The Honolulu medical examiner confirmed Manuwai’s cause of death was “acute MDMA use.”

His manner of death was ruled an accident.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine is commonly called Ecstasy or Molly.

It’s unknown exactly how much of the drug was in Manuwai’s system.

The medical examiner also found recent cocaine use, but said “that is not related to the cause of death.”

Manuwai was found unresponsive at a Kakaako apartment on Sunday, Nov. 4.

He was a 1999 graduate of Farrington High School and was a football standout at UH in the early 2000s.

He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons.

He leaves behind six children.

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