Police reports obtained by The Associated Press show the brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he crashed his car in a remote part of Utah and wandered off to his death in frigid temperatures.

Investigative reports say Michael Cavallari — the brother of reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari — was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was a heavy online gambler who struggled with alcohol abuse.

Cavallari had recently been arrested on weapons charges in California and was being evicted from his apartment in the days before he left his home and embarked on a cross-country road trip over the Thanksgiving weekend.

His death was ruled accidental by a Utah state medical examiner, who said an autopsy found he died from hypothermia.

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