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Toxicology tests find no additional factors in Gaines Adams's Death

The chief deputy coroner of Greenwood County, South Carolina announced Wednesday that toxicology tests performed on Bears defensive end Gaines Adams found no additional factors that contributed to his death on January 17th.

Two previous autopsies found that Adams went into cardiac arrest as a result of an enlarged heart. There will not be any further investigation into Adams’s death. 

Chief deputy coroner Marcia Kelley Clark told the Greenville News that his family has yet to be told all the details of the State Law Enforcement Division’s report of his death, but that there were no findings which contradicted the initial ruling. The report will be released after it is reviewed by the pathologist who performed the procedure. 

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7 Responses to “Toxicology tests find no additional factors in Gaines Adams's Death”
  1. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 3, 2010 3:16 PM

    wow, i guess when its your time to go, its your time to go, r.i.p. young man

  2. rjgreen3 says: Feb 3, 2010 3:22 PM

    It’s sad to loose a life at such a young age; but it is a testament that this young man was living life the right way!
    It’s just amazing how many people were accusing this young man of using illegal substances (drugs/steriods)!

  3. LloydChristmas says: Feb 3, 2010 3:41 PM

    It’s just amazing how many people were accusing this young man of using illegal substances (drugs/steriods)!
    No kiddin….RIP Gaines.

  4. Thorpie says: Feb 3, 2010 3:56 PM

    I’m sure his family can rest a little easier now. A piece of good news in a very sad story.

  5. penguininbondage says: Feb 3, 2010 6:34 PM

    You don’t get an enlarged heart naturally. That being said being grossly overweight ain’t helping.

  6. westcoastbuckeye says: Feb 3, 2010 10:12 PM

    Just wanting to clearify (penguininbondage) that you can get an enlarged heart naturally…there are several congestive heart defects that cause exactly that. Try looking up Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy if you have any questions about it and maybe you should do a little research before showing off how little you know on the subject.

  7. Bucsfan90 says: Feb 4, 2010 10:35 AM

    Thanks for posting this Florio.

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