WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Authorities are investigating the death of former NFL player Thomas McHale, who was found dead at a friend's home. He was 45.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said McHale was found by the friend early Sunday in the Tampa-area home. Authorities do not suspect foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled.

McHale, an offensive lineman, played for the Bucs from 1987-92, then spent 2 years with the Eagles and a year with Miami Dolphins. *