Autopsy results released for former Vol Aaron Douglas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Autopsy results now released in the death of Aaron Douglas. A medical examiner says he died from having multiple drugs in his body, including Methadone and Diazepam.

On May 12th, police found the former Vol dead in Fernandina Beach, Florida. That's about 20 miles north of Jacksonville. The 21-year-old had been in town on vacation.

Douglas played high school football at Maryville High School and played for one season at the University of Tennessee. Just this past year, he signed a letter of intent to play at Alabama.

He is the son of former Vols David and Karla Horton Douglas and left behind family, friends, and former teammates here in East Tennessee.

Methadone is usually used as a pain reliever and Diazepam is typically used to treat anxiety and nervousness.


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  • by Tabitha Location: harriman on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    I totally agree with the person above
  • by Dave Location: SoFla on Jun 28, 2011 at 06:52 AM
    Why would you feel the need to publish this? Is its newsworthiness greater than the angst his family suffers by having this information publicized? The young man's death was tragic enough. Having this dragged out into the public arena doesn't satisfy anything other than a morbid curiosity.
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      by utfan on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:37 AM in reply to Dave
      dave, you read it. what makes you think others don't want to as well. people like to know what happend, answers if you will. we are a society of information and in this day in age its all around us unavoidable. so you dont like it but im glad to have answers to how a person i followed at UT tragically failed to make the best choices for himself and ultimatly paying the ultimate price. its truly a sad story. and i pray for his family.
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      by Shelly on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:43 AM in reply to Dave
      I do agree with you Dave, it is hurtful, but I see a positive reason for releasing the news. If one life is saved by learning these drugs can kill easily it's worth sharing. It can be a wake up call for our young people. God bless this family for their loss.

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