Patriots' Hill mourned as 'a hero until the end'

Updated: May 30, 2007, 1:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- The death of New England Patriots defensive end Marquise Hill, who fell off a personal watercraft Sunday in Lake Pontchartrain, was ruled an accidental drowning Tuesday.

An autopsy found no signs of drug or alcohol in Hill's body, although more tests are planned and will take two weeks to complete, said Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Frank Minyard.

Minyard said Hill might have suffered a mild concussion when he fell off the watercraft.

"He might of hit the ...

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