Brandon Adams toxicology test indicates no foul play in death

A service program for late Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams is displayed before a memorial service at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Monday, March 25, 2019. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

A toxicology exam performed on the body of Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams did not indicate foul play, according to a statement from the Atlanta police department released Tuesday to the AJC. As a result, police will not pursue the case further.

Adams died March 23, sending a shock through the Yellow Jackets team and fan base. According to a police report, Adams died after collapsing while taking a break from practicing a step-dancing routine with friends. After he went into convulsions and began foaming at the mouth, friends took him to Emory University Hospital Midtown, where he died. He was 21.

The GBI conducted a toxicology test on behalf of Atlanta police to determine if any drugs, alcohol or poisons were present in Adams’ body at the time of death. Police released a statement to the AJC on Tuesday regarding the results of the examination.

“The toxicology examinations done for Brandon Adams did not indicate foul play or other factors that would warrant further criminal investigation by the Atlanta Police Department,” the statement read. “As a result, the department is not pursuing the case further.”

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