EXCLUSIVE: The Heartwrenching 911 Call of Fallen Chicago Bears Player Gaines Adams

Jan. 18 2010, Published 8:11 a.m. ET

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Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams was pronounced dead on January 17 after being rushed to the hospital shortly after his girlfriend found him unresponsive at his Greenwood, S.C., home. has the wrenching phone call Adams' girlfriend made requesting emergency help. While the call lasted for nearly fifteen minutes, due to the graphic nature of the call, only a minute of the conversation can be heard in the player above.

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Between her tears and heartbroken sobs, Adams' girlfriend tells the emergency dispatch operator that the football player was doing "crazy breathing" and was "not talking at all." When asked if she could wake Adams up, the girlfriend wailed "he's not responding to me."

The twenty-six year old's autopsy revealed that he had an enlarged heart which led to his cardiac arrest.

Marcia Kelley-Clark, chief deputy coroner for Greenwood County, said the heart issue had been undetected: "Nobody was aware of any kind of medical condition."



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