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USC Kicker Mario Danelo Was Totally Drunk

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The results of the toxicological report on Mario Danelo were released today, and they revealed that the USC place kicker had a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 when he fell off the cliff to his death in San Pedro last month.

Despite the fact that .23 is just about three times the legal limit, the coroner's office says it still can't determine why Danelo fell.


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With 89 points, the red-shirted 21-year-old junior led the Trojans in scoring last year. He had one more year of football eligibility. A San Pedro High School star, he was the son of former NFL kicker Joe Danelo.

Danelo was a walk-on at USC; his career totals were 26 of 28 field goals (including a nice little run of 15 in a row) and 127 of 134 extra points.

Previously coverage on LAist:
- R.I.P. Mario Danelo - 1/7/07
- USC Remembers Mario Danelo - 1/8/07

AP photo by Ric Francis