Weird Tales/Volume 3/Issue 2/Football Player Chokes on Tobacco
FOOTBALL PLAYER CHOKES ON
CHEWING tobacco, while playing football recently, cost the life of Chester Mares, 23, a Cleveland semi-professional player, who died of strangulation while being taken tot a hospital at Painesville. Mares had just thrown a forward pass when he was knocked down. In falling, a wad of tobacco became lodged in his throat. Efforts of physicians to prevent death failed.