New Florida International coach Isiah Thomas has admitted during an interview with the Associated Press that he was the person found unconscious by rescue workers after taking sleeping pills.
"Yeah, that had to be me," Thomas said. "I was asleep."
Officers who responded last Oct. 23 to Thomas' home after a 911 call reporting an overdose on sleeping pills found a man passed out on the floor and gave him oxygen until an ambulance arrived.
"On that day, my daughter and I were both in the hospital," Thomas said. "She went early in the afternoon, OK? I went later in the evening. When I woke up, there's a reporter on the other end and he said, 'Are you OK?' And I think I said, 'My daughter's in the hospital and no, we are not OK,' or something to that effect."
Thomas did not say what prompted his daughter to go to the hospital, but confirmed he was the person rescuers found that night.