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March 29, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Doctors who reviewed the case of Reggie Lewis have concluded that the Boston Celtic player did not die because of cocaine use, according to Massachusetts' chief medical examiner. Authorities stopped short of saying Lewis never used drugs. Lewis died July 27, 1993, after collapsing while shooting baskets. Recent reports have questioned whether drug use weakened his heart, contrary to the public finding of the medical examiner. Dr.
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March 29, 1995 | Associated Press
Police acting on a telephone tip raided the bedroom of a Melrose, Mass., teen-ager and found the stolen green-and-white banner bearing the retired number of Reggie Lewis. The boy was not at home, but his father let in the police. The tip came over a hot line set up by Garden officials, who had posted a $5,000 reward. The 16-year-old, whose name police would not release because of his age, was charged by Melrose police with receiving stolen property worth more than $250.
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March 21, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A friend of the late Reggie Lewis told the Wall Street Journal that he had used cocaine with the former Boston star in a Maryland hotel before a Celtic game, the paper reported Monday. The paper had earlier reported that Lewis' sudden death in 1993 might have been drug related.
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March 29, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Doctors who reviewed the case of Reggie Lewis have concluded that the Boston Celtic player did not die because of cocaine use, according to Massachusetts' chief medical examiner. Authorities stopped short of saying Lewis never used drugs. Lewis died July 27, 1993, after collapsing while shooting baskets. Recent reports have questioned whether drug use weakened his heart, contrary to the public finding of the medical examiner. Dr.
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August 23, 1990 | MICHAEL ARACE, HARTFORD COURANT
Reggie Lewis said he was shocked that a deal was worked out so quickly. He's not the only one. It's official now. The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they have signed Lewis to a five-year contract that will keep the 6-foot-7 forward in Boston through the 1995-96 season. Although no terms were announced, the deal is believed to be worth about $3 million per year. "I'm happy because the terms were what we agreed upon," Lewis said. "They were just right."
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January 26, 1989 | PETER MAY, The Hartford Courant
Boston Celtics will insist they knew it all along. But one illuminating discovery for their fans in this otherwise dreary season is that Boston appears to have a legitimate player in Reggie Lewis. Michael Jordan praised him. Isiah Thomas tossed basketball bonbons in his direction. Laker Coach Pat Riley lauded the second-year pro from Northeastern. Lewis has settled comfortably into the Larry Bird-vacated spot at forward and has put up some nifty numbers.
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March 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
It should be another glorious event in the Boston Celtics' rich history--the retirement of Reggie Lewis' number on the night Michael Jordan returns to Boston Garden. Instead, tonight's halftime ceremony celebrating Lewis' accomplishments as a player will be tainted by reports that his alleged use of cocaine might have contributed to his death. "I know there's not a ring of truth" to the reports, Boston guard Dee Brown said after practice Tuesday.
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July 28, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reggie Lewis, the Boston Celtics' leading scorer who fainted during an NBA playoff game three months ago, died Tuesday night in Waltham, Mass., after collapsing while shooting baskets at Brandeis University. Lewis was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at the gym, and was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. EDT at Waltham-Weston Hospital, where emergency room physicians tried to revive him. He was 27. Lewis leaves a wife, Donna Harris-Lewis, who is pregnant, and a son, Reggie Jr.
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May 1, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tests conducted on Boston Celtic forward Reggie Lewis failed to determine why he passed out during Thursday night's playoff game against the Charlotte Hornets.
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March 24, 1995 | Dana Parsons
Reggie Lewis was a rising star with the Boston Celtics until he died in July of 1993. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure caused by a virus, but there recently have been allegations of a cocaine cover-up. Some doctors now say the scarring of Lewis' heart was consistent with cocaine use, but that's as far as they can go. For various reasons, the mystery may never be cleared up. The sentiment in Boston and in the National Basketball Assn.
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March 23, 1995 | SHAUN POWELL, NEWSDAY
Reggie Lewis was not among the 14,890-plus who shoehorned themselves into Boston Garden Wednesday. He wasn't around to see his No. 35 rise to the rafters, joining 19 fabled figures in Celtic lore. Nor was he available to give the answer to this question: Did he, or didn't he? "The only person who knows what Reggie did," Celtic guard Dee Brown said, "is Reggie." It was supposed to be the best night in a somewhat ho-hum NBA season.
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March 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
It should be another glorious event in the Boston Celtics' rich history--the retirement of Reggie Lewis' number on the night Michael Jordan returns to Boston Garden. Instead, tonight's halftime ceremony celebrating Lewis' accomplishments as a player will be tainted by reports that his alleged use of cocaine might have contributed to his death. "I know there's not a ring of truth" to the reports, Boston guard Dee Brown said after practice Tuesday.
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March 21, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A friend of the late Reggie Lewis told the Wall Street Journal that he had used cocaine with the former Boston star in a Maryland hotel before a Celtic game, the paper reported Monday. The paper had earlier reported that Lewis' sudden death in 1993 might have been drug related.
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February 20, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The death of Reggie Lewis, Boston Celtic captain, was the result of a viral infection severely damaging his heart, leaving him vulnerable to the kind of abnormal heart rhythm that killed him last July, according to his death certificate. Stanton C. Kessler, the associate chief medical examiner of Massachusetts who signed the death certificate, told the New York Times that a virus was found in Lewis' heart and it caused myocarditis, an inflammation that scars and enlarges the heart.
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July 28, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Every time I would hear or read about Reggie Lewis and his refusal to quit playing basketball, my mind would return to that Broadway play, "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" in which a sculptor no longer wishes to live because he no longer has the use of his hands. I did not know Reggie Lewis, but I kept wanting to pull him aside. I kept wanting to say: "Reggie, Reggie, Reggie. You're 27. You've got your whole life ahead of you. You've got friends, family, people who care about you.
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September 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lou Holtz, Notre Dame football coach, defended himself and the university Sunday against allegations in a new book, marking the first time he has commented on the subject since the book's contents became public two weeks ago. "Look at our graduation rate, look at our drug-testing program, look at the people who have played at the University of Notre Dame and the response that they have had," Holtz said during an interview on CNN's "Coaches Corner." "Look at the way our football players play.
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