(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)A Duquesne University football player named Marquis Brown died late Thursday night after falling from the 16th floor of a dormitory on campus. Brown was a junior running back for the team.Friday morning, Duquesne released a statement on the matter. The school reports that Brown jumped from a 16th floor window after campus police arrived due to a reported disturbance. He was transported to the hospital but later passed away from his injuries.It’s unclear why Brown jumped.Here’s the statement from the school:“The Duquesne University community is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred on campus on Thursday, October 4, at approximately 10:30 p.m. A student athlete on the University’s football team, Marquis Brown, a junior from Washington, D.C., in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, jumped out of a 16th floor window of Brottier Hall after campus police arrived in response to a reported disturbance. Brown was transported to UMPC Mercy Hospital where he later died. Foul play is not suspected.”#DuquesneUniversity officials just released the following statement on #MarquisBrown’s death. Foul play is not suspected. City of Pittsburgh Police handling the investigation. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/dfn25iQnIk— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) October 5, 2018Brown did not play in 2017, but he saw action in his team’s first game – against Lock Haven – on September 1. He had three carries for seven yards.The DeMatha family is mourning the loss of Marquis “Jaylen” Brown ’16. Prayers are requested for his family during this difficult time. We love you JB! ? #OneDeMathaForever pic.twitter.com/SJNV3KXiSg— Elijah Brooks (@DMCoachBrooks) October 5, 2018Our thoughts and prayers are with Brown’s family and friends.
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