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Former NFL player Quentin Groves dies at 32

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 20:  Quentin Groves #54 of the Cleveland Browns stands on the sidelines before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 31-13.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former NFL linebacker Quentin Groves has died at the age of 32.

Players who played with Groves at Auburn and in the NFL have written on social media this morning that Groves died suddenly. Luke Easterling of USA Today reported that Groves died of a heart attack. Medical tests at the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine revealed that Groves had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes rapid heartbeats, and he had what was described as a minor heart surgery between the Combine and the draft.

Despite concerns about his heart, the Jaguars chose Groves in the second round of the 2008 draft. He played two years in Jacksonville before he was traded to Oakland, where he played two more years. He then spent time with the Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Titans and Bills. His NFL career ended when Buffalo cut him just before the start of the 2015 regular season.

Groves is survived by his wife and two children.

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40 Responses to “Former NFL player Quentin Groves dies at 32”
  1. jjb0811 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:29 PM

    Sorry to hear the news. The best to his family.

  2. livenbreathefootball says: Oct 15, 2016 1:36 PM

    Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  3. jag1959 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:38 PM

    Gone too soon. RIP Quentin Groves, condolences to his family and friends.

  4. bueller101 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:39 PM

    So sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

  5. 12444uggg says: Oct 15, 2016 1:40 PM

    Oh man..

  6. chicagosportsfan11 says: Oct 15, 2016 1:44 PM

    Rest is Peace young man.

  7. ad28bestever says: Oct 15, 2016 1:48 PM

    Way to young to die. Condolences to his family and friends. What a tradgedy.

  8. ripwarrior says: Oct 15, 2016 2:03 PM

    God I turn 32 tomorrow. So young. RIP

  9. saltineamerican says: Oct 15, 2016 2:05 PM

    God bless this young man and family.

  10. theallegedone says: Oct 15, 2016 2:09 PM

    I will never understand on this site how people will comment things like “prayers for his family” or “so sad, my condolences”, and the comments will have a thumbs DOWN. Why the hell would you ever give a thumbs down or a negative comment? Some people need to be shot in the leg.

  11. imodan says: Oct 15, 2016 2:09 PM

    When it boils right down to it life is precious and to be enjoyed. Make the best of it for no one knows when their last breath will be drawn. R.I.P. young man.

  12. mullman76 says: Oct 15, 2016 2:11 PM

    Once a Raider, always a Raider.

    RIP Quentin Groves

    Prayers for the family and friends.

  13. jalbs says: Oct 15, 2016 2:20 PM

    Thankfully I have survived 2 heart attacks. I wish Mr. Groves would have been afforded the fortunate outcome that I did. RIP and my thoughts are with his family.

  14. nybrasky says: Oct 15, 2016 2:32 PM

    Ts & Ps, Q.

  15. satanclaus69 says: Oct 15, 2016 2:33 PM

    At least he hung on in the league long enough to draw a pension….I’m sure his family will need the money….still no substitute…RIP.

  16. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 15, 2016 2:37 PM

    So sad, this guy was a total beast of an athlete. He played through that condition for several seasons at the pros. Its sad that it had a part to do with his passing. RIP QG

  17. tylawspick6 says: Oct 15, 2016 2:46 PM


  18. turboreattore says: Oct 15, 2016 3:00 PM

    Unbelievable. My love to his family.

  19. nyneal says: Oct 15, 2016 3:02 PM

    What a shame. I hope some NFL players will find it in their hearts to help out his wife and children.

  20. onebuffalove716 says: Oct 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    must be Joe Toronto giving all the thumbsdown with all his screen names.
    I seriously hope anybody who gives any of these posts showing respect cannot or would not breed. I would hate to think that you are sharing your inability for compassion with future generations.

  21. pauloverbey says: Oct 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    Rest in peace man.

  22. u4iadman says: Oct 15, 2016 3:11 PM

    Total toolsacks that vote thumbs down. D bags.

  23. bostoncollie says: Oct 15, 2016 3:21 PM

    Sad to hear that. My son has WPW Syndrome and it is scary to hear a 32 year old passing from it.

  24. overthedwaynebowe says: Oct 15, 2016 3:55 PM

    i have to be honest, my first thought was cocaine overdose. Now that I actually know the real reason I’m ashamed at myself.

  25. thejesusofcool says: Oct 15, 2016 3:58 PM

    Wow! This is so sad! Gone so young. Who said life is fair? All my best to his family and friends, specially those two kids that will have to grow up without a Dad. This is really sad. Why?

  26. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 15, 2016 4:07 PM

    Oh, so very sad😦 May God Bless his family. RIP, young man…

  27. iteabaggedurwife says: Oct 15, 2016 4:20 PM

    theallegedone says:
    Oct 15, 2016 2:09 PM

    I will never understand on this site how people will comment things like “prayers for his family” or “so sad, my condolences”, and the comments will have a thumbs DOWN. Why the hell would you ever give a thumbs down or a negative comment? Some people need to be shot in the leg.


    One of three possibilities:

    1. Pimple-faced kid with anger issues
    2. Inmate with 5 minutes of computer time per day
    3. Someone redirecting their anger about the evil empire (NFL and Goodell).

  28. richc111 says: Oct 15, 2016 4:35 PM

    That is too bad… however you have to wonder about the people on this board that give someone writing condolences a thumbs down! How to you even comprehend that?

  29. joetoronto says: Oct 15, 2016 5:41 PM

    My God, all the best to his family.

  30. u4iadman says: Oct 15, 2016 6:16 PM

    D bags vote thumbs down. You won’t sleep well.

  31. npadln says: Oct 15, 2016 6:38 PM

    I used to think 32 was so old, now I think it is too young… for this. I was expecting cancer or drugs or an accident. A heart-attack though? Not only do his young kids lose a father too soon, now they have to worry about their genetic disposition to the same thing.

  32. bleedgreen1988 says: Oct 15, 2016 6:39 PM

    the people that down vote stuff like that are usually all the same.. Either teenage losers who show anger online cause they are scared little kids in real life.. almost all of them are sheltered but being unknown online helps them feel tough. if they arent teenagers then they are just misreable people who hate life and everyone cause not enough people love them in real life so they hate other people getting condolonces.

  33. dptbs77 says: Oct 15, 2016 6:44 PM

    u4iadman says:
    Oct 15, 2016 3:11 PM
    Total toolsacks that vote thumbs down. D bags


    It happens every time on a story when someone passes, unfortunately.

  34. dadsource says: Oct 15, 2016 7:45 PM

    Never understood why Jax traded him. He got after it. Dead? Why???? Damn.

  35. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Oct 15, 2016 7:46 PM

    With the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons being close to each other, if you’re on your phone it’s fairly easy to accidentally hit thumbs down when you were intending to click thumbs up (or vice versa).

  36. justbegbaby says: Oct 15, 2016 7:56 PM

    Once a Raider, always a Raider.
    Hey Homer, he played for 6 different teams after he was a Raider, but now you claim him as yours??? Laughing out loud! I just peed my pants!

  37. ron69 says: Oct 15, 2016 11:18 PM

    I’d say that people that vote down are the ones who hate dead or have something related to it, maybe afraid to die or maybe some kind phobic to death,
    Sure there are the ones who are sociopaths, but can’t be that many.

  38. whathaveyou55 says: Oct 15, 2016 11:37 PM

    My condolences to his family.

    As to what the cause of death was, it’s really none of our business.

    And as to the thumbs down when people are expressing compassion for the family, I don’t get it, either. If you can’t be supportive at a time like this, just say…nothing.

  39. azbearsfan says: Oct 15, 2016 11:45 PM

    I imagine some people feel no connection to this person, are super self centered and have some problem with which the message is delivered. As an Atheist, I will sometimes thumbs down super religious posts, but not when folks are offering condolences.

  40. bpacha77511 says: Oct 18, 2016 1:20 AM

    Condolences to his family and friends. Rip youngster

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