Former Gophers football recruit Jovanny Joel "JoJo" Garcia died in St. Paul on Monday, according to a St. Paul police report. He was 19 years old. "Sadly, it appears to be a suicide," said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman. Garcia died at his residence, according to the Ramsey County medical examiner's office. The cause and manner of his death are pending toxicology results. Garcia was the first player to commit to Minnesota in the 2016 recruiting class.
Former East Ridge quarterback is among ten Gophers football players have been suspended from all team activities in preparation for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego, the University of Minnesota announced Tuesday night.