Tevin Hurd - May 10, 2011
About June nineteen, 1986, the Boston Celtics' No . two overall initially round draft pick out from the University of Maryland was found unconscious on the floor of his dorm room. Two several hours later he was pronounced dead of stroke. His name was Len Opinion. He was twenty two years old. Prejudice was a great all-American field hockey player pertaining to the Terps just finishing up his senior season. In accordance to those with ever noticed him enjoy (myself included) he was a phenomenal athlete. According to those who have knew him personally he was an even better person. Bias' premature loss of life is somewhat controversial mainly because traces of cocaine had been found in his urine during an autopsy. Physicians claim that a 22-year-old in top rated physical shape possessing a heart attack could possibly be attributed to cocaine, a cardiovascular ailment that exams could have missed, or maybe the combination of the 2. According to the Boston Celtics training staff, Prejudice passed an actual on May 27th, only 3 weeks ahead of his loss of life. Included with the physical was obviously a urinalysis medication test that Bias exceeded with no signs of a cardiovascular problem or perhaps previous medication usage.
Document, Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/memories/bias/launch/bias1.htm
It was later on reported in other articles that Len Prejudice had indeed died of any heart attack activated by cocaine. This tale has constantly troubled me personally ever since I used to be a teenager and first discovered the disaster. In one working day all of one particular man's dreams came accurate, and in one night all of the dreams emerged spiraling straight down with a silent crash. I think about his friends with whom this individual spent his last several hours with, as well as the nightmares that has to have implemented after helplessly watching their particular friend pass away at all their feet. I think about his family who lost a whole lot good fortune and, more importantly, a nephew, a cousin, a brother, and a boy. I also think about the sport of field hockey. It misplaced a great player that day time. Some believe he was going to be really greatest...