The sad circumstances of Gaines Adams’ sudden death have been released, and there are more disturbing trends around it. A toxicology report shows that the defensive end had marijuana and alcohol in his system when he died. But Greenwood County Coroner Jim Coursey says nothing found in the report contributed to Adams’ death.
The report showed Adams had a blood-alcohol level of 0.021 percent. That’s well below the 0.08 percent at which South Carolina drivers are considered intoxicated.
The toxicology report was obtained by The Index-Journal of Greenwood through a Freedom of Information Act request and the results were published in Saturday’s newspaper.
The 26-year-old former Clemson standout died January 17th in Greenwood. An autopsy showed the cause of death to be a heart attack caused by an enlarged heart. Coursey has repeatedly said nothing found in the toxicology report contributed to Adams’ death.