Abram had enlarged heart

Updated: May 17, 2010, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- A coroner says complications of sickle cell trait caused the death of Bennie F. Abram, a University of Mississippi football player who collapsed during a Feb. 19 workout.

Officials released the autopsy results Monday for Abram, a 20-year-old junior from Southaven.

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the official cause of death was the sickle cell trait associated with exertion. Kennedy said a contributing factor was that Abram had an enlarged heart.

Kennedy ...

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