Former Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas died from problems of seizure dysfunction, post-mortem says


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Former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas’ post-mortem revealed he died from problems of a seizure dysfunction.

Thomas was 33 when he died Dec. 9, 2021, simply over two weeks earlier than his birthday.

It was revealed that the 10-year NFL veteran had Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative mind illness, on the time of his demise. Nevertheless, the Fulton County Medical Examiner noticed no hyperlink between the 2 diagnoses. 

CTE doesn’t straight trigger demise.

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The post-mortem additionally confirmed traces of nicotine and marijuana in his system, however neither had been mentioned to play a task in his demise.

Thomas started having seizures after a automotive accident in 2019, and family and friends had observed a change in his habits.

Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos celebrates a landing throughout a 2015 AFC divisional playoff recreation in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts at Sports activities Authority Discipline at Mile Excessive Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver, Colo. 
(Harry How/Getty Photographs)

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“His temper would change, and he would additionally isolate himself generally,” his mom, Katina Stuckey Smith, instructed ABC Information. “Demaryius would inform me, he was like, ‘Mother, I do not know what’s goin’ on with my physique. I gotta get myself collectively.’ And he mentioned, ‘I do not really feel like myself anymore.'”

Thomas was a four-time Pro Bowler, enjoying in two Tremendous Bowls and successful one. He put up at the least 1,000 receiving yards in 5 straight seasons from 2012-2016.

A tribute logo to late former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas at Empower Field At Mile High Dec. 12, 2021, in Denver, Colo.

A tribute brand to late former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas at Empower Discipline At Mile Excessive Dec. 12, 2021, in Denver, Colo.
(Justin Edmonds/Getty Photographs)

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He performed 8½ seasons with the Broncos earlier than ending the 2018 season with the Houston Texans. He performed for the New York Jets in 2019. He signed with the New England Patriots however by no means performed in an everyday season recreation for them.



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