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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 11:05 AM

Midshipman found dead at Naval Academy was starting offensive lineman for Navy football

Source: Stars & Stripes

Forney was the anchor of an offensive line that set a school record and led the nation in rushing, averaging 360.5 yards per game. He was named First-Team American Athletic Conference and First-Team All-East in the 2019 season.

A member of the 9th Company and a political science major, Forney was set to graduate from the Academy in May and had been assigned to commission as a cryptologic warfare officer, according to a statement from the Naval Academy.

"[David] was the guy I had the blessing and honor to play next to these past few years," said Navy Football starting center Ford Higgins, one of four Navy captains, in the Navy Sports statement. "He was such a great guy and even better friend. He was universally loved on and off the field by teammates and classmates. The Forney family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I loved him dearly and I will miss him forever."

Forney's death comes one week after Midshipman Duke Carrillo was laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy. His is the second death at the Naval Academy this year, and the 11th midshipman death since 2012.

Read more: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/midshipman-found-dead-at-naval-academy-was-starting-offensive-lineman-for-navy-football-1.619669



How awful

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Recursion Feb 22 OP
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Recursion Feb 22 #3
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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 11:52 AM

1. Cause Of Death?

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 11:58 AM

2. none released as yet

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

3. Not released. Also the 2nd death this term

Just awful

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:11 PM

4. Healthy Athlete dropping dead for no explained reason?

Wonder if an autopsy is being performed. He might have been using drugs (like Adderall) for performance in studying during exams and he also might have had a condition like Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome, which if not diagnosed with an EKG can kill healthy athletes with Sudden Cardiac Death and cannot be detected post-mortem - only with an EKG while alive.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:06 PM

5. It said he died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:58 PM

6. No, that was a different student

"Before him, Midshipman 1st Class Juan “Jimmy” Jimenez, a 22-year-old general engineering major from Latham, N.Y., was found dead at a Prince George’s shooting range in 2017. Then academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter said the student died from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in a note to faculty and staff after Jimenez’s death."

From the link in the OP.

They have not determined this student's cause of death:

The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday that Forney, 22, was found unresponsive by a fellow midshipman in Bancroft Hall, the school’s dormitory, on Thursday evening. Forney was transported to Anne Arundel County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. Officials said foul play is not suspected and the cause of death is under investigation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/22/navy-football-player-death-david-forney/

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