Abram had enlarged heart
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.
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