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Gaines Adams dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YGBFKM, Jan 17, 2010.


    YGBFKM Guest


    Drafted No. 4 overall by Tampa a few years back and traded to Bears early this season. 26.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I know that doesn't add much but it's about all I can muster here.
  3. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Jesus. That's just ridiculous. RIP.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Ya, when a 26-year-old dies, especially a pro athlete, that brings up a million questions. Not much on that link. There's not even a story on the Bears Web site. I found out when my brother called from Chicago.
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Trib has nothing, Sun Times has this brief.
  6. Wow. One of the best college defensive ends I've ever watched.

    Reports that it was an apparent heart attack. Probably an undetected heart condition of some kind, I'm guessing. It's frightening that it can happen to people so young, but it does. My brother's best friend dropped dead in his kitchen at age 29 this summer. Couple a heart condition with the weight these guys are forced to carry, and I'm surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often, I honestly am.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Only 26... wow. I need to probably go do some cardio work or something.

    Slightly off topic, but do you get a supplemental draft pick when one of your players dies? I feel bad saying that for some reason, but I really am curious.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Can you really have a "undetected heart condition" in the NFL? Aren't you prodded, poked and scanned hundreds of times by then?
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. And they can still miss things. The ticker is an odd creation.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    The heart and the brain are two things that will never be completely figured out, no matter how advanced science becomes.
  11. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    His hometown paper all over it: cardiac arrest due to enlarged heart.

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