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  1. DW Toys

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    http://www.nfldraftbible.com/Newsflash/nfl_draft_prospect_found_dead_march_26_2008.html

     
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    Re: Small college draft choice dies of natural causes.

    With all due respect, as a biologist, what natural causes kill a 22yr old professional athlete in his prime?? There is more to this....my condolences to his family.
     
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    NFL prospect found dead

    This was found by radjohns on a Rams board

     
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    Re: NFL prospect found dead

    I was just looking at this kid last night as a possible late round OG prospect.

    What a shame.
     
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    Re: NFL prospect found dead

    This was on my local news channel last night. This guy was huge, 6'5" or so and about 325-330 lbs., died of natural causes. Although I believe he was 24 not 21 years old. Putting two and two together it seems as though he died of a heart attack. Always sad to see a young persons life cut short.
     
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    Re: NFL prospect found dead

    RIP :(

    Way too flippin' young, too...
     
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    Re: Heath Benedict, OG, RIP

    Real sad story, 21 and dying of natural causes.
     
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    Re: Small college draft choice dies of natural causes.

    With all due respect, what field of biology do you study? I can think of several things, mostly related to undiagnosed heart problems such as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or a patent foramen ovale (which might someday have killed Tedy Bruschi, had it not been caught).

    Maybe there is more to it, maybe there isn't. But can we at least wait for some sort of evidence before we try to ascribe this to foul play or illegal behavior?
     
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    Re: Small college draft choice dies of natural causes.

    Yeah, lots of things can naturally occur within the body resulting in death.
     
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    Horrible news. Condolences go out to his family, and friends and loved ones. Terrible, terrible news.
     
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    We already have a Heath and a dead guy. No way he makes this team.
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    This guy died in Jacksonville where I live. R.I.P.
     
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