New details emerge after sudden death of Georgia Tech’s Brandon Adams

first_imgAdam was stepping, or step dancing, with friends when he collapsed and hit his head, according to a police report obtained by the AJC.The report noted friends of Adams told Georgia Tech police they were all practicing stepping in the garage area of a townhouse near the university’s campus when they took a water break, which is when Adams fell backward and hit his head. Related News Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams dies at 21 Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams died March 23 in Atlanta.The university did not immediately disclose information regarding the circumstances of Adams’ death, but a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed new details Saturday. Adams then went into convulsions and began to foam at the mouth, according to the report. He was taken, by friends, to Emory University Hospital Midtown where hospital staff told police he was alive when he arrived. Adams, 21, was later pronounced dead.The report stated his death appeared to be natural and there was no evidence of foul play.“Nothing in Mr. Adams’ autopsy by the (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) on Monday pointed to foul play and we have no evidence right now to merit a criminal investigation,” a police statement read. “Witnesses have told our investigators that Adams had been participating in a dance routine when he collapsed suddenly. The Department is awaiting toxicology and other lab results being tested by the GBI following the autopsy to determine our next step.”Adams was a rising senior majoring in business administration. He played in 33 games over three seasons with Georgia Tech and recorded 41 tackles, 6 1/2 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles. Adams posted career-high season totals with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games last season.Adams, originally from Brentwood, Tenn., is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, his stepfather, Reginald Woods, and his sister, Rian.last_img

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