Sunday, February 25, 2007

Denver Broncos' Damien Nash Dies [J. Mark English]

In two months, the Broncos have now experienced the loss of life with two players. Yesterday, running back Damien Nash was playing a charity basketball game. Shortly after the game, he collapsed and died:

Broncos running back
Damien Nash collapsed and died after a charity basketball game in suburban St. Louis on Saturday, less than two months after the slaying of teammate Darrent Williams.

"We have been informed of the passing of Damien Nash," team spokesman Jim Saccomano said Saturday night. "We are attempting to get more details. ... We do know it's true."

Officials at Christian Hospital in St. Louis said the 24-year-old Nash died early Saturday evening. The cause of death wasn't immediately determined.

Nash collapsed shortly after participating in the game benefiting a foundation named for older brother Darris Nash. The foundation raises money for heart transplant research. It was established last month, after Darris Nash received a heart transplant.

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