An N.C. Wesleyan football player was laid to rest Monday and the cause of his death was released Tuesday.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office informed the Rocky Mount Police Department that the death was ruled as being due to natural causes, Jessie Nunery, interim director of communications, marketing and public relations, said late Tuesday in a news release.

“The medical examiner stated Clemmons’ death was a result of an underlying medical condition,” Nunery said in the news release. “There was no foul play or illegal substances involved with Clemmons’ death.”

Clemmons, a psychology major from Supply, N.C., was found dead in his dorm room on the morning of Sept. 2 at N.C. Wesleyan College. At the time, the cause of death was not released pending an investigation by a medical examiner.

Clemmons reportedly was an offensive lineman on the West Brunswick High School football team before he attended Wesleyan College and joined the football team there.

According to his obituary, Clemmons was awarded an academic scholarship to attend N.C. Wesleyan where he was a member of the sophomore class at the time of his death. He was on the dean’s list at the college and was soon to be inducted into the Student Leadership Society.

Funeral services for Clemmons were held Monday at Brunswick Community College in Supply. Members of the West Brunswick High School football team and 2020-21 N.C. Wesleyan football team served as honorary pall bearers at the service.

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