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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 13, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Alabama...all CFB fans and the Aaron Douglas family.  I am sorry for your loss.



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

This is truly sad news, not just because he was a Bama football player, but because he was so young.  No matter the cause of death, it is always tragic.  Everyone deserves a second chance, and he was going to get his.  He unfortunately won't get that opportunity.

I hope and pray for him and his family.  Rest in Peace





Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Time to put rivalries on the shelf...condolences from the Tiger Nation. Sad news indeed!



Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Truly sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers to the family and the Alabama football program.



Since: Mar 31, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

My thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's family and the rest of the BAMA nation right now....Aaron was sure to be a force to be reckoned with for us this season and i know how special it would have been for him to make a comeback after the off-field issues he had....we shall play that much harder for our fallen player...roll tide aaron....rip




Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Thoughts and prayers to the Alabama football family. God, it's been a rough month for that state.

Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one. Live and love hard every damn day. 



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

I hate hearing about this.  Condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Condolences to Douglas's family and the Alabama football program. The bad news keeps on rolling for the Tide. This has the makings of a special season if the players can channel all of this bad energy into on-field success. Prayers go out to all concerned, you are in our hearts.


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