By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
NFL player Gaines Adams has passed away. He was 26.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. According to reports, he may have died from a cardiac arrest in Greenwood, South Carolina.
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BNO News is reporting that Adams passed away in the emergency room of Self Regional Memorial Hospital. They are also reporting that his girlfriend found Adams in their home before alerting the authorities.
“EMS brought him to the emergency room of Self Regional Memorial Hospital and pronounced him dead at 8.21 [a.m. local time],” Greenwood County Coroner Jim Coursey said.
Coursey said that Adams was in good health before his passing. He also said that the football player had no prior health conditions before this sudden incident.
He also said that Adams had an enlarged heart.
“They already opened him up and looked at it,” Coursey said, saying the autopsy was completed just after 12.30 p.m.
This past season with both the Bears and the Buccaneers, he appeared in 15 games. He started 5 games.
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Adams had 17 tackles, including three tackles for a loss. He also had four quarterback hits.
He had 1.0 sacks. Adams also had two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also had three pass deflections.
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