Thursday, September 28, 2006

Autopsy Finds No Evidence Of Drugs, Alcohol In Eells

Source: Associated Press An autopsy report showed longtime University of Arkansas sportscaster Paul Eells had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he died in a traffic crash on Interstate 40.

Eells was killed July 31 when his car crossed the median at Russellville and hit another vehicle. The other driver, Billie Jo Burton of Dover, also was killed.

An associate state medical examiner, Dr. Frank Peretti, conducted the autopsy at the request of Eells' wife. Vickie Eells authorized Peretti to release the autopsy results. Peretti conducted the autopsy one day after Eells' death and found no indication of drugs or alcohol.

22 Comments:

At 11:26 PM, September 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

course not...

 
At 8:26 AM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Steve said...

Did anyone really think that was a possibility?

 
At 8:38 AM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people got pissed this was even done... but now there is NO doubt in ANYONE's mind for ANY reason. That's good for the people who didn't know him. The people who did know him, never wondered.

 
At 11:55 AM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous edenfivetoo said...

Let's not forget he wasn't only person who died in that wreck! My concern was less for drugs or alcohol than for fatigue?? Did he fall asleep at the wheel??

 
At 2:17 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. What exactly caused the accident?

 
At 3:08 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really. I wouldn't think drugs or alcohol would have been a factor considering Paul.

What I want to know is was there evidence of a stroke? Evidence of a heart attack? I mean, come on.

 
At 3:33 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks the good old boy system is still alive, well, and covering things up as needed in Arkansas?

Wasn't there a story that said his blood sample had been contaminated so it would not be tested. We learned much from the OJ trial didn't we.

 
At 5:04 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS ARE REALLY SAD.

It was a horrible ACCIDENT. Nothing more nothing less.

Let these two people rest in peace.

 
At 5:14 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:33 You're an idiot, really. There was no cover up. The samples received were broken down to the point that they might reveal a false positive. This is not news, we have known this from the time it happened. The autopsy report says it all. No one has the authority or the willingness to try and cover anything up here. It was a horrible accident that claimed two good lives. That's all, nothing more. If you really believe otherwise than you are obviously not well and need to get help, or you are a complete a..hole who has nothing better to do than start false rumors about something you obviously know nothing about.

 
At 8:09 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

????????

that's witty

 
At 8:52 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would have been nice to hear is what this autopsy ruled out. Was there a heart problem, was he diabetic, did he have a stroke?

To simply say he died of his injuries, or that he was alive when the car hit, really doesn't answer many questions.

Are we to read between the lines that he fell asleep?

It may sound cold hearted, but I guarantee you the execs at KATV have thought of it; Paul's cause of death, or anything that contributed to it, could have big implications in any future lawsuit.

 
At 9:21 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the headline for this story in the Dem-Gaz. Didn't even read the rest. No drugs or alcohol involved? They might as well report that smoking is unhealthy or the world is round or something else that's blatantly obvious.

 
At 10:26 PM, September 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, THAT'S IT. ENOUGH ALREADY. Anyone truly STUPID enough to come on this board and even make the insinuation that Paul Eells had anything illegal in his system the night he died is in need of serious help. Not to mention the fact that you shouldn't even be allowed to post anywhere anymore. I don't care what kind of vendetta you have against KATV or anyone that works there, such accusations against the kindest, sweetest man in the world is SICK. There is no way on earth that Paul would ever have purposely endangered another person's life, much less his own, and I resent anyone who even thinks of something this low.

I'd say to grow up but some of you are a lost cause. I'm looking at you 3:33pm and 8:52pm. You too, DCG, for even allowing such comments. Free speech is one thing, outright slander is another.

 
At 1:09 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said.

 
At 5:18 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks the good old boy system is still alive, well, and covering things up as needed in Arkansas?

Wasn't there a story that said his blood sample had been contaminated so it would not be tested. We learned much from the OJ trial didn't we.

3:33 PM, September 29, 2006


Why yes, yes, you are. Remember people, eating paste is not good for you! Let me get this straight...you believe that Paul Eells, the Voice of the Razorbacks was smoking crack when his car crashed but "Good Ole Boys", covered it up. The only person who would believe that garbage would be a crackhead!. I'm sure they covered up alien abductions and cattle mutliations too. WHATEVER!

 
At 6:35 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND POINTLESS BLOGs ABOUT crappy-assed Arkansas news are not the place to make a stand, mr. KATV lover. I want to know what killed Paul too, and I thought he was a saint.

 
At 8:27 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the family of BJ Burton if they want to know what caused that accident. I am sure they loved Paul Eells too, but most likely have doubts about whether or not he was a so-called "Saint" now. It only HELPS to ask questions. That autopsy report was very vague, and quite far down the road from his time of death.

 
At 11:43 PM, September 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again your facts are wrong, the autopsy was performed the day after the accident.

 
At 7:10 AM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:27 explain to me why the Burton family was at Paul's memorial if they were so concerned about the things you say?

GET A LIFE!!! You don't know crap about how the Burton family feels.

You people really make me sick and sad!! I don't know how some of you can sleep at night.

 
At 1:52 PM, October 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez...everyone here are just people with opinions. Not mass murderers, serial killers, or child molesters. If people expressing their doubt over an autopsy makes you sick, you must have a very weak stomach.

 
At 3:39 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It may sound cold hearted, but I guarantee you the execs at KATV have thought of it; Paul's cause of death, or anything that contributed to it, could have big implications in any future lawsuit."

Well, since we're dealing with two of the finest families in this state...the Eells and the Burtons...I seriously doubt there would be any legal issues to resolve. Both are in agreement that this was nothing more than a terrible accident, and both have sought to communicate and meet each other's needs. That's one of the brighter aspects of this whole thing.

 
At 12:22 PM, August 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line,Eells caused the death of another human being.I don't care who he was or how nice he was.It was the right thing to do in checking his body for drugs and or alcohol.

 

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