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Gaines Adams passed away this morning


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#1 mission42

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:50 PM

Well no news has been released yet about it other than that this morning Bears newly acquired DE Gaines Adams died this morning. The Bears just got him in a trade from Tampa Bay a few weeks back for a 2nd round draft pick.

http://blogs.nfl.com...0/01/17/bears-d ... ead-at-26/

#2 greatscot

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

I'm not a Bears fan at all, but that's awful. Only 26? Wow.
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

I don't know much about football, but my mom is the biggest Bears fan on the planet, so I think she's gonna be pretty shocked over this.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

Wow.... I'm 26. It would be so messed up if I died that young. Wonder if drugs had a part in it.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

http://msn.foxsports...dams-dies-at-26

Supplementary article from FoxSports. As a Bears fan, I'm saddened by the death, but I also have a question. Gaines played what... maybe 2 games this year for the Bears after he was traded? Granted these were only for a few snaps, do we get any form of compensation for having traded a high draft pick and then the player dying? I don't want to sound cold or anything, but I'm genuinely intrigued.
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

http://msn.foxsports...dams-dies-at-26

Supplementary article from FoxSports. As a Bears fan, I'm saddened by the death, but I also have a question. Gaines played what... maybe 2 games this year for the Bears after he was traded? Granted these were only for a few snaps, do we get any form of compensation for having traded a high draft pick and then the player dying? I don't want to sound cold or anything, but I'm genuinely intrigued.


Nope, no compensation. Think of it like if he had a career ending injury in one of those 2 games.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

http://msn.foxsports...dams-dies-at-26

Supplementary article from FoxSports. As a Bears fan, I'm saddened by the death, but I also have a question. Gaines played what... maybe 2 games this year for the Bears after he was traded? Granted these were only for a few snaps, do we get any form of compensation for having traded a high draft pick and then the player dying? I don't want to sound cold or anything, but I'm genuinely intrigued.



wow, instead of worrying about if he had kids/family and his death you care more about your crappy team.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:04 PM

wow, instead of worrying about if he had kids/family and his death you care more about your crappy team.


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:18 PM

RIP... 26 is way too young, especially for an athlete in peak condition during the prime of their lives.
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

wow, instead of worrying about if he had kids/family and his death you care more about your crappy team.


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#11 detectiveconan16

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

Fuck! My fantasy football!

This is really sad. Mr. Adams was only 26... Condolences to his family, and R.I.P.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:16 PM

I'll be 26 this year, so someone dying at that age scares me. It just goes to show that we should appreciate every day we are given.

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#13 jeepinillini

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:21 PM

Nope, no compensation. Think of it like if he had a career ending injury in one of those 2 games.



Seems like it was cardiac arrest because of an enlarged heart. toxicology results are still being processed, but it doesn't look like drug use was an issue.

Thanks for the info RvB. I had no idea what the procedure was or if there was any. Don't get me wrong, I feel for his family and their loss, but at the same time, I'm naturally curious since this (thankfully) isn't a regularly occurring thing.
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#14 nekromantix

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:25 PM

Such a shame...

Used to think of NFL players as old people when I'd watch games as a kid. Kinda eye opening to see that he was only 4 years older than me and his life is already over.

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#15 RedvsBlue

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

I'll be 26 this year, so someone dying at that age scares me. It just goes to show that we should appreciate every day we are given.


Agreed, I felt the same way when Chris Henry died. On the one hand these guys were living the dream but their lives were cut so damn short.

#16 crunchb3rry

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:45 AM

I live in Michigan. If the entire Lions team died, they'd still have the same record.

#17 paz9x

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:18 AM

im in a bad mood (im a charger fan) and i fully expected to see people being dicks in this thread like they are in every thread about a death. kudos, i can go kick my dog instead of taking it out on a jerk.
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