Former New Orleans Saints coach Tim McElwain is “person of concern” in the investigation of New York City coach Tim Jennings’ death, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
McElroy, a former New York Giants and Jets offensive lineman, was also the coach of the Saints from 2009 to 2014.
McElroy had been questioned in connection with the death of Jennings, the 49ers offensive coordinator, and the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl, but he has not been charged.
The Saints, who are under new coach Sean Payton, will not be the subject of an investigation into Jennings.
The NFL’s chief medical officer has not yet determined if a probe into McElworths death is warranted, but a source told ESPN the NFL has not concluded that he is not a “person” in Jennings’ case.
“We have no reason to believe he’s not,” the source said.
McElwains name came up during the NFL’s annual meeting on Friday.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also spoke with McElwarins family about the investigation and they will hold an emotional meeting Friday night, league officials said.
The league has been investigating the death and has also issued a public statement saying they are investigating all allegations against the Saints coach.
Jennings, 49, was an offensive lineman for the Saints for five seasons, but has spent the past four seasons coaching the 49er offensive line.
The 49ers had not been informed of any investigation into McEllrills death until late Wednesday, the league said.
Information from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.