Alcohol and Marijuana in Philbin’s System the Night He Died

3/9/12 – New toxicology test results show that Michael Philbin was drunk and had marijuana in his system when he fell into the Fox River and drowned. The 21-year-old Ripon College student was the son of former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. He was visiting friends at U-W Oshkosh when he walked alone on the Fox River and fell through the ice two months ago today. Oshkosh Police said his blood alcohol level at the time was more than twice the legal limit for driving, and he smoked marijuana at some point that night. The death was ruled an accident. Joe Philbin said that if somebody had been with his son, the death could have been avoided. And his family hopes the incident reminds everyone to drink in moderation, and avoid illegal drugs.