Acquaintances hope drugs aren't cause

Updated: October 12, 2004, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former National League MVP Ken Caminiti's death came as a shock to those who believed the former slugger was turning his life around after being released from jail last week on a 2001 drug charge.

"He had a lot of setbacks, but he was a person who always overcame adversity," Caminiti's lawyer, Terry Yates, said Monday. "He was a person who was always positive and had a positive outlook on life."

Caminiti, 41, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday in New York City, said ...

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