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Second autopsy performed on former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Gaines Adams' body


Second autopsy done on Adams as funeral set

On the same day a second autopsy was performed on their son's body, the family of Gaines Adams finalized funeral plans for the former Bucs first-round pick, with services scheduled for Friday in Easley, S.C. Adams, 26, died Sunday in his hometown of Greenwood, S.C., after cardiac arrest was brought on by his enlarged heart, the Greenwood County coroner said. The Bears, who got Adams in a trade with the Bucs in October, were making plans for members of the organization to attend the service. The Bucs haven't announced plans for players or employees to attend. Meanwhile, Adams' family requested a second autopsy. His parents have not spoken to reporters, but the Chicago Sun-Times reported the second autopsy produced the same conclusion as the first. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Adams' honor to Specialized Foster Homes Services, 1201 East Cambridge Ave., Greenwood, S.C., 29646.

Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer

Second autopsy performed on former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Gaines Adams' body 01/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:53am]
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