Former Denver Broncos vast receiver Demaryius Thomas died from “problems of a seizure dysfunction,” based on an post-mortem report from the Fulton County (Ga.) Medical Examiner’s workplace.
Parts of the report have been shared with ESPN on Friday. Thomas was discovered useless in his Roswell, Georgia, dwelling on Dec. 9 at age 33, and an post-mortem was carried out the next day.
In December, the medical expert’s workplace launched an announcement that “the trigger and method of dying are pending the completion of laboratory research and microscopic tissue samples.” Within the ultimate report, the medical expert mentioned the way of Thomas’ dying stays undetermined and it was unknown if the seizure dysfunction was the results of pure causes or attributable to impacts to Thomas’ head throughout his NFL profession.
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Final month, researchers at Boston College instructed ABC Information that Thomas had suffered from continual traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative mind illness, however mentioned that CTE had not brought on his dying. The post-mortem report mentioned those self same researchers mentioned they didn’t consider Thomas’ CTE brought on the seizure dysfunction.
The post-mortem report revealed that Thomas, who was discovered useless within the bathe, had traces of nicotine and marijuana in his system, however neither was listed as a contributing think about his dying.
On the time of his dying, a few of Thomas’ members of the family mentioned publicly he had suffered seizures for a few yr earlier than he died. A number of former teammates additionally mentioned on the time that Thomas had instructed them he had suffered seizures in latest months.
Thomas’ trademark smile and ever-present want to assist these in want made him one of many franchise’s hottest gamers in the neighborhood. His dying despatched shock waves by way of the NFL and Denver.
Thomas, who would have turned 34 on Christmas, had introduced his retirement from the NFL in June 2021 with a brief video wherein he flashed a peace signal and a smile.
Thomas was the primary of two first-round picks for the Broncos within the 2010 NFL draft — Tim Tebow was the opposite — and spent 9 seasons with the workforce. He completed his profession because the Broncos’ second-leading receiver (9,055 yards), behind Rod Smith. He’s third in franchise historical past in catches (655) behind Smith and Corridor of Famer Shannon Sharpe.
Thomas performed in 10 seasons general with the Broncos, Houston Texans and New York Jets and completed with 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns.
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