Coroner: Nothing in toxicology report contributed to Adams' death

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- A toxicology report shows that Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams had marijuana and alcohol in his system when he died. However, Greenwood County Coroner Jim Coursey said 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.

Adams, a 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 repeatedly has said nothing found in the toxicology report contributed to Adams' death.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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