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Coach says Griffin died of heart ailment

Updated: September 9, 2009, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford basketball player Jim Griffin has been found dead in his dorm room.

The body of 23-year-old Griffin, a senior from Chicago, was discovered Tuesday morning in his room at Samford's Beeson Woods residential village.

A university news release indicated Griffin, a reserve forward, died in his sleep after playing in a pickup game and lifting weights Monday night.

The Jefferson County coroner's office said results of an autopsy, conducted Wednesday, would ...

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