NFL Player Demaryius Tom’s Cause of Death Revealed

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The parents of the late Denver Broncos star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said their son died from cardiac arrest. Bobby Thomas and Katina STUCKEY Smith shared their story Good Morning AmericaTheir son died Tuesday from a seizure disorder that led to cardiac arrest. The 33-year old also suffered from Stage 2 of CTEThis is a degenerative brain condition that can only be diagnosed after the death.

Thomas was found unresponsive in the shower at his Roswell, Georgia home on Dec. 9, 2021, just days before his 34th birthday. At the time, reports linked his death to complications from his 2019 car crash. LaTonya Bonseigneur his cousin also spoke out. Associated PressIn December, he “had been suffering from seizures for over a year.”Thomas, who had spent 10 NFL seasons with the NFL, retired in June 2021.

Thomas and Stuckey Smith donated Thomas’ brain, his family said. GMA. “Cardiac arrest, you know, is the way that they’re trying to say — what kinda happened to him,”Bobby added, “Thomas!” “suffocated… he died.”Thomas was added by Stuckey Smith “suffered from CTE stage 2.”

Dr. Ann McKeeDirector of Boston University Neuropathy CoreResearchers found that “what we’ve seen in so many other players under the age of 34″Thomas’s brain. “On the basis of multiple lesions in the frontal lobes and temporal lobe are beginning degeneration of deeper areas of the brain. He was diagnosed with CTE. Stage two,”McKee explained.

Thomas was not killed by CTE. McKee however noted that the disease had contributed to Thomas’ death. “changes your behavior and your personality.”McKee stated that she has been diagnosed with CTE (Children’s Toxicity Epidemic).Chronic traumatic EncephalopathyAt least 600 athletes have it after their death. It is most common in cases involving head injuries.

Thomas was “paranoid”Experienced “memory loss”Bobby told many stories over the years, even before his passing. GMA. Pro Bowler also complained of having headaches “every single time,”Bobby stated. StuckeySmith said Thomas also experienced mood changes and became isolated. “[Demaryius] would tell me, he was like, ‘Mom, I don’t know what’s goin’ on with my body — I gotta get myself together.’ And he said, ‘I don’t feel like myself anymore,'”Stuckey Smith was recalled.

Thomas experienced violent seizures. McKee thinks these were due to Thomas’ car accident and other injuries he sustained on the football field. Bobby said that Thomas struggled to breathe during the seizures. “You could hear him say, ‘tch-tch-tch-tch,’ like the wind tryin’ to come out,”Bobby said. “They got to the point where he was havin’ three or four back to back… If it wasn’t for those seizures, he woulda went back playin’ football.”

Stuckey was opposed to donating Thomas’ brain for research after his death. She agreed to it after recalling Thomas’s words to her: “If anything happens to him, I want to help others.”

Thomas was born in Montrose and attended Georgia Tech. Thomas was drafted by Denver in 2010, and he played his first eight seasons for the Broncos. He was part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 victory in 2016. He was traded to the Broncos by the Huston Texasans. There he suffered from injuries and was eventually released. After signing with the New England Patriots in 2018, he was traded to New York Jets. He did not play a single game. He played in 11 games in 2019. He did not participate in 2020.