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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: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

The bad news just keeps coming. With the storms I think this is about the 6th student death in the past three weeks. Kids at his age struggle with decisions. You just hope they make it through and grow out of the teenage and early 20s without a problem. It's a wonder I made it home some night.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Very sad day!



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

You should probably take a minute to read the article, the answer lies within.. His freshman year was at Tenn. then he transfered because of a coaching change and then finally was going to get another shot at a big time program. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Why is the picture showing a Tennessee lineman though?



He had yet to play a down for Bama yet.




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Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Terrible.



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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

From an Auburn fan, may his memory and family carry on forever.  Its been a tough year for Alabama and I personally hope its all good news from here.  I wish his family the best.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

It's always sad to see some one so young pass away.  Condolences to his family and friends



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

This is indeed sad. Sorry to hear about it.

Why is the picture showing a Tennessee lineman though?



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

What a shame. I wish his family well. Side note: Just found that new CoachWatcher website and it is legit!



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

prayers and best wishes to the douglas family and to his extended alabama family.


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