Former Denver Broncos huge receiver Demaryius Thomas died from ‘issues of a seizure dysfunction,’ based on the Fulton County health worker’s workplace in Atlanta.
Thomas was discovered lifeless within the bathe of his Roswell, Georgia, dwelling on December 9. He was 33 years previous. Shortly after his dying, the Thomas household issued a press release that he had suffered from recurring seizures since a automobile crash in 2019, and so they believed he died after enduring a seizure.
Final month, researchers at Boston College confirmed that Thomas suffered from continual traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, however acknowledged his dying was seemingly not attributable to it.
The post-mortem report confirmed these suspicions, stating the CTE didn’t trigger the seizure dysfunction or his dying.
The post-mortem additionally indicated hint quantities of marijuana and nicotine in Thomas’ system, based on tv station KUSA in Denver.
As a four-time Professional Bowl choice, Thomas performed 9 seasons with the Broncos, profitable Tremendous Bowl 50 with Denver. He recorded 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns in 143 profession video games with the Broncos, Texans and New York Jets.
Former Broncos huge receiver and Tremendous Bowl champion Demaryius Thomas died from ‘issues of a seizure dysfunction,’ post-mortem has revealed
Demaryius Thomas (88) of the Denver Broncos leaves the sphere together with his mother, Katina Smith, and pa, Bobby Thomas, after profitable Tremendous Bowl 50 in February of 2016
Except for his on the sphere accolades he was well-known for his large smile and work within the Denver group.
Thomas is now one of many many former NFL gamers whose dying has been linked to CTE, although it’s unknown if Thomas’s points have been prompted from soccer or attributable to his 2019 automobile accident.
Researchers at Boston College had beforehand revealed that Thomas was affected by Stage 2 CTE, nevertheless they didn’t consider this performed a job within the seizures that in the end led to Thomas’s dying.
‘He had two totally different circumstances in parallel,’ Boston College’s Dr. Ann McKee instructed the New York Occasions final month, explaining that seizures aren’t usually linked with CTE.
Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson (pictured) was additionally affected by Stage 2 CTE when he was discovered lifeless from continual alcohol consumption in February of 2021 at 38
A number of notable gamers who dedicated suicide have been posthumously identified with the illness, reminiscent of Junior Seau (left) and Aaron Hernandez (proper)
It’s price noting that Vincent Jackson, who performed for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the then San Diego Chargers earlier than they moved to LA and was additionally discovered lifeless in February 2021, was additionally identified with Stage 2 CTE.
Jackson’s reason for dying at 38 was cited as continual alcohol consumption.
In 2017, a Boston College research identified CTE in 110 out of 111 deceased former NFL gamers as a part of the largest ever case collection on the illness.
A number of gamers who’ve been posthumously identified with the illness dedicated suicide, reminiscent of former Patriots tight finish and convicted assassin Aaron Hernandez, in addition to All-Professional linebacker Junior Seau, who shot himself within the chest to protect his mind for CTE researchers.
One other former NFL participant, Phillip Adams, was discovered to have been affected by the identical situation when he murdered 5 individuals after which killed himself in South Carolina final 12 months.
In December, following Thomas’s dying, Jackson’s household revealed that he had been battling CTE previous to his sudden dying.
Each the NFL and the NCAA have labored to cut back full-contact apply reps for gamers in an effort to chop the obvious dangers of CTE.
Ex-Patriots tight finish Aaron Hernandez suffered from stage 3 CTE on the time of his suicide, based on Boston College medical doctors, whereas his one-time teammate Phillip Adams had stage 2 when he killed himself earlier this 12 months in South Carolina
Texans huge receiver Demaryius Thomas stands together with his mother and father, Bobby Thomas, proper, and Katina Smith, previous to the workforce’s recreation towards the Denver Broncos on November 4, 2018