Black Sports : CHICAGO BEARS DE Adams Dies

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died Sunday morning of cardiac arrest, the Greenwood, S.C., county coroner said. He was 26.
    Greenwood County coroner James T. Coursey told ESPN that Adams, a Greenwood native, was taken to the emergency room at Self Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.
    Adams, who had just completed his third season in the NFL, went into cardiac arrest at his family's home early Sundaymorning, said Marcia Kelley-Clark, chief deputy coroner for Greenwood County. Gaines Adams"
    The autopsy showed Adams had an enlarged heart, a condition Kelley-Clark said can often lead to a heart attack. But Adams' relatives didn't know about it.
    "Nobody was aware of any kind of medical condition," Kelley-Clark said.
    Toxicology tests are being run by the State Law Enforcement Division, though drug use was not suspected as a factor in Adams' death. However, those results probably will not be available for at least two months, Kelley-Clark said.
    "I remember him at the 2007 Draft as a fine young man," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said of Adams on Sunday. "Our condolences to Gaines' family, his teammates on the Bears and Buccaneers, and their organizations on their loss."
    In 47 games over three seasons with the Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Adams had 67 tackles, including 13.5 sacks.
    "We are stunned and saddened by the news of Gaines' passing," the Bears said in a statement. "Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

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    heard one of my boys mention this earlier....that's terrible....thoughts are with his family....rest in peace brother.
     
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    R.I.P

    It came as a shock to us all in chi-town
     
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    Yeah Gaines played his ball at Clemson comes from a small town in greenwood sc not far from greenville where i am from. RIP Gaines you will be missed.
     
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    My heart goes out to his family! Such a young death...so sad.



    And I think his family should look into his medical records, physicals, any training stress tests, etc...

    That heart condition may have been evident for some time and no medical personnel said anything about it.

    Just a thought.
     
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    I agree he shouldn't have been able to play if he had such conditions
     
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    From what I've read, this "enlarged heart" condition can develop from the body accommodating for the added stress from exercise and weight lifting.

    It's even called "Athlete's Heart."

    If he had this, his family should find out if it had been detected already and if he was still being allowed to play.
     
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    wow.......i bet them trainers knew of it but felt he could play and said nothing !
     
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