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Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not like Alabama hasn't already had enough tragedy to deal with in the wake of the recent tornado disaster, which must make today's devastating news all the tougher to face: Tide offensive lineman Aaron Douglas has been found dead in Jacksonville, Fla., the Knoxville News-Sentinel has confirmed after initial reports from Knoxville radio host Tony Basilio.

A Knoxville-area native, Douglas was a 6'7" junior JUCO transfer from Arizona Western Community College. But he began his college career as a freshman All-American at hometown Tennessee, before the Volunteers' coaching change and the unusual stipulations placed by Derek Dooley on his release sent him to Arizona. After his impressive freshman season in Knoxville, he was expected to compete for a starting tackle position with the Tide, but Douglas struggled with off-field issues including pleading guilty to a DUI charge following a December arrest.

The cause of death is unconfirmed at this time. Douglas was 21. Eye on CFB extends its condolences to Douglas's family and the Alabama football program.


Comments

Since: May 24, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

This is so sad.  Rest in peace, young man.  And @coolerifyoudid, I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through that.  Condolences to you as well.



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

It's such a sad and shameful thing to see young men die way too soon. R.I.P. thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Blessings and prayers for this family and the Tide community.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Sadness for the SEC....our thoughts go out to his family




Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

RIP



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

The most unnatural human experience is to bury your children. My heart goes out to his parents.



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

You're never supposed to bury your children. I had to do it two years ago and the pain is unimaginable. My condolences to his family.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

This is indeed sad news for the parents who are both former Vols. I will pray for them.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Thats sad news for such a young man. Condolenses to his friends and family. God bless.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

#1 this is sad.  God bless his family.  It is also enlightening that a few auburn fans have given there condolences.  Rivalry or not this is a life and you are great people.



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