Retired San Diego Charger and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman was rushed to a local hospital Sunday night as a result of what authorities described as a "medical emergency" at a Hollywood club.
Few details were immediately available about the condition of Merriman, who was taken from The Colony in the 1700 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 9:30 p.m., according to law enforcement sources familiar with the incident.
Authorities would not say what prompted the medical call.
Merriman, 29, announced his retirement from the National Football League in March.
"My retirement from the game I love so much and from the game that has brought me so many opportunities on and off the field has been decided with great thought for my future on and off of the field," Merriman wrote on his website at the time.
"I retire today not because I don't feel I can go out there and still play the game at a very high level. I am retiring because I want to retire on my own terms and leave while I know I can still physically play the game. I am stepping back to pursue other great opportunities that have been afforded me."