A 21-year-old football player from Jackson State had to be resuscitated after suffering cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning.
Kaseem Vauls, a defensive lineman for Jackson State in 2022, went to the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Tuesday night with stomach pain.
On Wednesday morning, he suffered cardiac arrest and had to be placed on a ventilator.
He underwent surgery that afternoon. As of Thursday night, Vauls is reportedly in critical yet stable condition.
Vauls’ father, William, reported on the doctor’s explanation for his son’s stomach pain ahead of the cardiac arrest. He said, “What the doctors think happened, that when Kaseem’s heart was failing, that’s what was giving him the stomach pains. His liver was suffering as fluid built up with toxins in his liver, kidneys, and blood. All those toxins built up in his bloodstream, and his heart could not operate properly, and the machine is being used to clean out the blood and toxins.”