Video: Shawne Merriman hits the club after suffering alleged overdose

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Shawne Merriman, fresh off his decision to retire from the NFL following a slew of injuries, was reportedly taken to the hospital at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday with what was alleged as a “medical emergency.”

He had been at The Colony Nightclub but was transported immediately to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While nothing had been substantiated, most news outlets believed he had suffered an alcohol and/or drug overdose.

But here’s where the story gets a little interesting: Just hours later (literally, the video below was shot at 12:26) Merriman was spotted leaving Greystone Manor — apparently totally sober. He was more than happy to answer some of TMZ’s silly questions about whether he uses deodorant or antiperspirant and his thoughts on other world-beating topics.

We are not quite sure what to make of the situation quite yet. We can only guess that hospitals in LA are equipped to rejuvenate club-goers in the snap of a finger so that they can finish out their night.

[Related: Maybe Merriman should start partying with Wayne Gretzky]