Report: DE Adams had alcohol, marijuana in his system

A toxicology report shows defensive end Gaines Adams 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 Jan. 17 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.