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Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:27 am
Edited on: June 28, 2011 11:58 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Sometimes, there's news we'd rather just not have to pass on. The May 12 death of 21-year-old Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas while on a vacation in Florida was one of those times.

And today's findings from the Douglas autopsy report makes this, unfortunately, another.

The medical examiner ruled the death "accidental," the result of the multiple drugs found in Douglas' system. Among those were the painkiller methadone and the anxiety medication diazepam, which is better known under the brand name of Valium.

According to police, Douglas had been taking a taxi to Jacksonville when he was invited to a party by a pair of women staying in the Fernandina Beach, Fla., area. His body was found on the second-floor balcony in Fernandina Beach the next morning, Douglas having passed away sometime after 2 a.m.

Douglas was a native of Maryville, Tenn., and he signed with nearby Tennessee out of high school before transferring to an Arizona community college and then to Alabama after the hiring of Derek Dooley. A freshman All-American with the Vols, Douglas sometimes struggled with off-field issues, which included a DUI arrest last December.

Eye on CFB continues to offer its sympathies to the Douglas family and those connected with Douglas at both the Tennessee and Alabama football programs.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:44 am

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

WOW! thats a bit harsh!

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:10 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

If you think about it......A major state did not get was only Alabama and who the hell really cares about alabama....they really contribute nothing to the country anyway....not a big loss....tell me about some poor shack that got blown over....big F**kin chose to live with it.....Same thing you would say about people who live in houses in the hollywood hills that slide down the hill or fall in the ocean...well, they chose to live there....same deal....MOVE....

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:04 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

hahahahah  What would you expect?  Check the rest of Alabama football players and you will find more of the same!
The run and cover up of Nick Saban will last another 3 or 4 years before the top is blown off the place.   Jim Tressel did the same thing and covered up everything.  Nick went from Mich St. to LSU to Dolphins to Alabama.....I know I will be told he is a GOD and nobody is as good as him.....just wait!  Shit floats over time.....

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 9:17 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

This is awful.  Did Douglas receive his drugs from other football players?  Was it not made clear to him the dangers of taking painkillers and valium?  Is his death related to the three Alabama football players who got suspended?

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 9:02 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

Those coming here and commenting on Saban should sit and reflect on their own lives and ask what have they done to help the homeless and misplaced due to the storms. If you feel Like he is a bad human being then dont comment on him or pay him the time of day, Find other things to do with your time. My suggestion would be to actually learn something about the man instead of your narrow minded viewpoint. Look at his charitable organizations he has created, his donations to organizations during the storm relief in Alabama and all he does in his personal life to mentor these kids at college to make them better men. Try walking a mile in his shoes before you slam him because he left an obviously poorly maintained organization owner-wise(Miami Dolphins). He was obviously not a good pro coach but is one of the best college coaches around. Also remeber this is not a slam Saban article, but a post on a young man who lost his life due to the obvious lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 7:33 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

 Sleazy as in how? Alabama has been relatively clean for a long time after commiting some Big violations back in the 90's. Sure there was the book thing, it involved mostly other sports but it was self reported and taken care of immediately. That in itself was nothing more than some rogue players finiding a loophole in how they got books under scholorship. Ohio St? Some miniscule violations made worse by a lieing coach. Miami? What has Miami done lately? Florida ....yeah the players are a little out of control there. USC got what they deserved, they should have known about Bush but then again the program is fine ... it's those GD agents. I guess ID like to know what constitutes sleazy. Myself, I consider it an out of control program that has no regarde for any rule or policy and has many player's breaking the law and doing whatever they please. Maybe my definition of sleazy is a bit more than yours. Perhaps you consider jaywalking sleazy?

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

The sad thing is that sometimes you don't get a second chance. We hear this all the time. {Insert athlete's name here} made a mistake. He deserves a second chance.

This is a wake up call. Sometimes life doesn't care whether or not you think you deserve a second chance.  Choices have consequences and sometimes those consequences are fatal.

The real sad thing is, just like with Len Bias 25 years ago, there are still going to be thousands of young athletes who still don't take those consequences seriously enough.

Until it's too late.

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:43 pm

Come on guys...

I say this is a tragedy of a young kid making a very bad choice.  Anyone who posts on here has made bad decisions in their lives as well.  Unfortunately bad decisions cost this kid his life.  Using his death to take shots at various schools is just very puerile.  It is shocking to the conscience how so many people on the CBS threads are insensitive jerks.  At the end of the day the kid is dead and his family is grieving.  

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 5:33 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

What about the AZ community college football program?  They were his teammates... maybe they actually cared about him as well.

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 3:48 pm

Autopsy shows drugs in system of Tide OL Douglas

Alabama is just another sleazy program - Ohio State USC Florida and Miami  probably round out the list.  They would recruit from prison if they could get away with it.

lol..typical response from a fan of irrelevant teams...haha

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