Bears DE Gaines Adams Pronounced Dead At 26

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by BigBlueBruiser, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Adams passed away due to an enlarged heart.

    Very unfortunate.
  2. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    Anyone disagree with me now?
  3. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    wow R.I.P
  4. Waste of a second round pick then, I guess.
  5. this is awful RIP
  6. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    Gaines Adams story

    Gonna be some tough questions for the Bears from this. You would think the docs would have picked up his health issues when he joined them just three months ago.
  7. phiglesphan

    phiglesphan BANNED

    Unless they are doing cardiac echos on everyone they wouldn't have necessarily picked this up
  8. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    It doesn't matter. When players move they are meant to have thorough physical checks intended to pick these things up. Seems like the Bears didn't do so, and they are paying the price (As well as his family).
  9. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    damn, he was a man crush of mine in that draft class, thought hed be amazing at OLB

  10. Roy31

    Roy31 Hall Of Famer

    rest in peace.
  11. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Sad, sad, sad...
  12. ravenfan52

    ravenfan52 Perennial All Pro

  13. n1gbpackfan

    n1gbpackfan Title Town USA

    Wow. way too young. So sad, they are saying an enlarged heart, you would think that would have been caught.

  14. hermhater

    hermhater Guest


  15. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    Died of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, basically meaning that the Heart increased in size but not in strength. Common amongst young athletes, in which it's associated with excessive amounts of growth hormone (HGH) and abuse of anabolic steroids.

    Considering HGH isn't tested for in the NFL...
  16. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Little bit...
  17. Roy31

    Roy31 Hall Of Famer

    yup thats most likely the case.
  18. pctrips

    pctrips Pro Bowler

  19. What is the difference between Gaines Adams and Gaines Adams jokes?

    The jokes get old.