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It's probably no misunderstanding. I checked the police report on the Smoking Gun website, and also found out some things that leads me to believe he was either crying for help, or attempting suicide. I have a feeling that the PR team has gone all out to cover this up, since it would mean millions lost in endorsements, etc. This could be not good in the long run.