ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former Denver Broncos large receiver Demaryius Thomas died from “issues of a seizure dysfunction,” in line with an post-mortem report from the Fulton County (Ga.) Medical Examiner’s workplace.
Parts of the report have been shared with ESPN on Friday. Thomas was discovered useless in his Roswell, Georgia, dwelling on Dec. 9 at age 33, and an post-mortem was carried out the next day.
In December, the medical expert’s workplace launched a press release that “the trigger and method of demise are pending the completion of laboratory research and microscopic tissue samples.” Within the ultimate report, the medical expert stated the style of Thomas’ demise stays undetermined and it was unknown if the seizure dysfunction was the results of pure causes and as a consequence of impacts to Thomas’ head throughout his NFL profession.
Final month, researchers at Boston College informed ABC Information that Thomas had suffered from persistent traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative mind illness, however stated that CTE had not triggered his demise. The post-mortem report stated those self same researchers stated they didn’t consider Thomas’ CTE triggered the seizure dysfunction.
The post-mortem report revealed that Thomas, who was discovered useless within the bathe, had traces of nicotine and marijuana in his system, however neither was listed as a contributing think about his demise.
On the time of his demise, a few of Thomas’ relations stated publicly he had suffered seizures for a couple of yr earlier than he died. A number of former teammates additionally stated on the time that Thomas had informed them he had suffered seizures in current months.
Thomas’ trademark smile and ever-present need to these in want made him one of many franchise’s hottest gamers in the neighborhood. His demise despatched shockwaves by means of the NFL and Denver.
Thomas, who would have turned 34 on Christmas, had introduced his retirement from the NFL final June with a brief video during which he flashed a peace signal and a smile.
Thomas was the primary of two first-round picks for the Broncos within the 2010 NFL draft — Tim Tebow was the opposite — and spent 9 seasons with the group. He completed his profession because the Broncos’ second-leading receiver (9,055 yards), behind solely Rod Smith. He’s third in franchise historical past in catches (655) behind Smith and Corridor of Famer Shannon Sharpe.