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.