|Coroner: Jail death of 'Spoon' James due to natural causes|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 06 June 2008 12:28|
Frank ``Spoon'' James was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning after a second night in the city lockup. Police say the 45-year-old James was being held on traffic warrant charges after a routine traffic stop.
The coroner says James died of heart ailments.
James played for Jerry Tarkanian's Runnin' Rebels in 1983-85 and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the seventh round in 1985. He did not make the team.
His brothers, Keith James and Karl ``Boobie'' James, also played for the Rebels.