Authorities are investigating the death of former Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Tom McHale, who was found dead at a friend's home in Wesley Chapel, Fla. He was 45.

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

A former Cornell star, McHale played in 21 games for the Eagles in 1993 and '94, starting a handful at offensive tackle. He also spent six seasons with Tampa Bay and a year with the Miami Dolphins.

Noteworthy. Kirk Wright, a 37-year-old from Marietta, Ga., committed suicide Saturday in jail near Atlanta, authorities said. Wright was convicted in a multimillion-dollar investment fraud whose victims included pro football players.

An investigator with the Fulton County medical examiner's office said Wright hanged himself.

Wright was convicted Wednesday of leading an investment scheme that bilked millions of dollars from clients ranging from NFL players to his mother. He faced as many as 710 years in prison and a fine of up to $16 million.