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Demaryius Thomas died of seizure disorder complications, autopsy report says

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Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Demarius Thomas died from complications related to a seizure disorder. autopsy report obtained by Mike Clees of 9News.

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The exact manner of death reportedly remains undetermined by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, which performed an autopsy the day after Thomas, 33, was found dead in the shower last December.

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The medical examiner also found traces of nicotine and marijuana in Thomas’s system, but no signs of any other drugs were found in his system. Kevin Vaughan from the same store.

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While Thomas has since been posthumously diagnosed with Stage 2 CTE, it is reportedly unknown if he died of natural causes or as a result of a 10-year NFL career and all that comes with it. Boston University Physician Won reportedly said there is no direct relationship between CTE and seizure disorder.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demarius Thomas during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Denver.  (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
The death of Demarius Thomas shocked the NFL world. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Thomas died less than a year after announcing his retirement from the NFL, where he played primarily for the Broncos and also played for the Houston Texans, New York Jets and New England Patriots.

Demarius Thomas coped with cramps after a car accident

In nine seasons with the Broncos, Thomas had 665 receptions, 9,055 receiving yards, and 60 touchdowns. The latter two ratings are second only to Rod Smith on the all-time franchise leaderboard. This effort was accompanied by four Pro Bowl nods, a Super Bowl 50 championship and one of the most iconic plays in Broncos history.

While Thomas’ career was full of highlights, health issues became an issue towards the end. While he would have received a lot of blows to the head, his mother told The New York Times a blow during Super Bowl 50 left him with headaches and was unable to attend the victory celebration for long.

Thomas’ problems with seizures reportedly began after a car accident in 2019. Thomas reportedly rolled his car several times and hit his head on the windshield after driving 70 mph in the 30 mph zone. In the fall of 2020, a head injury caused him to have seizures, effectively ending his NFL career. As anticonvulsant drugs and treatments failed, Thomas began to self-isolate.

Less than three years after the accident, these seizures reportedly played a role in his death.




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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