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Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Posted on: May 12, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's not like Alabama hasn't already had enough tragedy to deal with in the wake of the recent tornado disaster, which must make today's devastating news all the tougher to face: Tide offensive lineman Aaron Douglas has been found dead in Jacksonville, Fla., the Knoxville News-Sentinel has confirmed after initial reports from Knoxville radio host Tony Basilio.

A Knoxville-area native, Douglas was a 6'7" junior JUCO transfer from Arizona Western Community College. But he began his college career as a freshman All-American at hometown Tennessee, before the Volunteers' coaching change and the unusual stipulations placed by Derek Dooley on his release sent him to Arizona. After his impressive freshman season in Knoxville, he was expected to compete for a starting tackle position with the Tide, but Douglas struggled with off-field issues including pleading guilty to a DUI charge following a December arrest.

The cause of death is unconfirmed at this time. Douglas was 21. Eye on CFB extends its condolences to Douglas's family and the Alabama football program.


Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Jeopardy time:

Answer: Tennessee Volunteers

What's left after all of the brains, common sense, and human decency have been sucked out of the great State of Tennessee?



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 12:12 am
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

This is a tragic thing to happen to anyone's child. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. And to all you so called "Vols" fans,,I can only hope that this does not happen to anyone close to you..Very poor choice of words. Forget about football this was a child's life!! And no comparision to what happened in AU.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

God rest his soul.  Rockyontop49, you are on the same level as the Alabama fan who poisoned the oak trees at Auburn......Your desire to put your school above everything else makes you look so low.  Statements of "Go Vols" and "Roll Damn Tide" during another's tragedy are just despicable...............And may God give you ten times what you wish for others.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Dirtbag vol in his parent's basement

Rockyontop69 is the ultimate dirtbag. He hides behind anonymous posts making insensitive comments. It's all good you inbreeder. Karma is a mother fcucker!!! Enjoy your misery alone with your hand lotion, youporn and your mom's basement. Now get back to Star Trek punk!



Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

My heart goes out to the family of this young man. I hope he passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. 
What? There's no such thing as natural causes at the age of 21.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

The estimates are in and the damage may exceed $100 for Tuscaloosa. Go Vols! Isn't God great?!



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

What an idiotic set of comments. Glad that UT never lives up to expectations. UT is Lane Kiffen's btich!



Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

What an absolute ignorant hillbilly you are.  You act and seem like a fool.  A young man is dead and families have lost everything.  I know you aren't representative of what Tennessee stands for but I've heard some of the most ignorant people in my life at Tennessee games.  You take the cake moron!!!!  Have a little compassion.  You are souless.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

Here's the lesson. Don't turn your back on the Volunteers and not expect God's revenge. Go Vols! God does tornadoes too.



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas found dead

My heart goes out to the family of this young man. I hope he passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. I also have said many prayers for the Alabama Nation due to the tornado damage and loss in the area. I do not like them during football season but the love that Christ has put in my heart goes out to my brothers and sisters in Tusculoosa. May god be with you during these trying times. For my tide brothers and sisters, ROLL TIDE!


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