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devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
05-01-2008, 05:50 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/columns/story?columnist=williamson_bill&id=3376486&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos2

Very nice article. It is too bad that his life was cut so tragically short.

neko4
05-01-2008, 05:58 PM
It hurts so much for a great person and player like him to have his life cut short

BaLLiN
05-01-2008, 06:01 PM
did they ever find out what actually happened to him?

oldLibid21
05-01-2008, 06:05 PM
did they ever find out what actually happened to him?

Read the article.

Ed Benedict and LaBoy said the medical examiner's office in Jacksonville told them that Heath Benedict died of an enlarged heart, a condition that never had been detected. Because of Benedict's size and athleticism, and the fact that he had emerged as a possible third- or fourth-round pick, there were whispers and jokes that Benedict must have been using performance-enhancing drugs. Ed Benedict never believed the talk but said it was important that the steroids tests done after his son's death came back negative.

BaLLiN
05-01-2008, 06:19 PM
thanks lidbid, thats really sad, all of a sudden your kicking back on your couch relaxing with all the stress of the NFL Draft and your hard work, the next moment your heart is failing and you suddenly die.