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Saints News, 9/10/15: Former Saints Draft Pick Tavon Rooks Suffered Heart Attack at Chiefs Practice

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From Katherine Terrell at NOLA.com: Rooks, 25, experienced chest pain in the middle of practice and had to be rushed to the emergency room. He was told he suffered a heart attack as a result of a blood clot, a rare situation for a young athlete. Rooks was waived with a non-football illness on Sept. 1, but because his NFL insurance has already expired and he will undergo continuing treatment, with a bill around $30,000, the Chiefs have agreed to pay all of his hospital bills. Rooks, who has a 1-year-old daughter, was a 2014 sixth round draft pick by the Saints. Rooks spent last season on the Saints' practice squad and was briefly with the Arizona Cardinals before spending training camp with the Chiefs.

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