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Teen died from subdural hematoma

Updated: December 2, 2010, 4:52 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

A Kansas coroner confirmed Thursday that the brain injury that killed Spring Hill High School football player Nathan Stiles on Oct. 29 came from a part of the 17-year-old's brain that had bled earlier this year.

Michael Handler, the Johnson County corner and a neuropathologist, informed the Stiles family Thursday that the exact cause of death was a subdural hematoma, which Nathan Stiles likely suffered Oct. 1 during Spring Hill's game against Ottawa.

"[Handler] said it was a perfect ...

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