Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by dallascowboysfan31, Jan 17, 2010.
from another board.............
the link is not working
26 years old. so young. rip
Wow heart attack? That is crazy.
Was it a cardiac arrest or a heart attack? Usually, until a formal autopsy is done, coroners list the cause of death as cardiac arrest - unless some other obvious cause of death. That (cardiac arrest) simply means the heart has stopped and doesn't necessarily mean your classic heart attack.
It's so sad to die at such a young age.
How do you get a heart attack at age 26? He had to have some sort of undiagnosed heart condition. Terrible and tragic news.
This is true. Cardiac arrest can be due to a primary arrhythmia of the heart, for instance.
Bears DE Adams dies at age 26
Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died Sunday morning after he was taken to a Greenwood, S.C., emergency room, the county coroner said.
Greenwood County Coroner James T. Coursey said Adams was taken to the emergency room at Self Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. ET Sunday morning.
An autopsy will be performed Sunday by the Anderson County forensic pathologist, Coursey said.
Adams, 26, listed at 6-foot-5 and 256 pounds, played in college at Clemson and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. He was traded to the Bears in October.
In 47 games over four seasons with the Bucs and Bears, Adams had 67 tackles, including 13.5 sacks.
Very true. He had to have some undiagnosed heart condition which lead to arrthythmia, which unfortunately led to his death. Terrible.
just saw this on NFLN...sad...
That is possible.
Sometimes drugs can play a role: cocaine can cause heart attacks and cardiac arrest in young people, heroin can cause people to stop breathing which leads to cardiac arrest, etc.
Anyways, I wouldn't rush to conclusions but unexplained deaths at a young age in a rich, young athlete always makes you wonder if drugs played a role.
The condition you might be thinking of is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which has been the cause of a few young athletes: college basketball player with Loyola Marymount in the early 90s, Reggie Lewis - the basketball player with the Celtics are two that come to mind. However, these deaths are usually exertional - at the start of practice in both cases, I think.
Sad - his career never panned out quite llike anticipated.
What a shame. Sometimes, you just never know in life when the end is coming.
The Bears traded a 2nd rd pick for him about 15 weeks ago. Can you imagine the ridicule Jerry would have faced if he made that trade?