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Toxicology Tests Find No Additional Factors in Adams' Death

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This is from Wednesday's editions of The Greenville News:

he State Law Enforcement Division found in toxicology tests that no additional factors contributed to the death of Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams, Greenwood County's chief deputy coroner told The Greenville News .

Adams, 26, died of a cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart Jan. 17 at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, Greenwood County Coroner James T. Coursey said earlier. The test results don't change the cause of his death, Chief Deputy Coroner Marcia Kelley-Clark told The News .

Details of the SLED report, however, haven't been released pending a review by Dr. Brett Woodard, the Anderson pathologist who did Adams' autopsy, Kelley-Clark said.

"His family has not been made aware of everything that is on the report," she said.

The Greenwood native was an All-American at Clemson University, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made him the fourth player chosen in the 2007 draft. He was traded to the Bears in October.

Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis said his office doesn't expect to receive the results of the toxicology tests. He said the Sheriff's Office hasn't opened a new investigation into Adams' death.

Jennifer Timmons, a SLED spokeswoman, said the report has been completed and referred questions to the coroner's office. Woodard couldn't be reached for comment.

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