Cullen's Death Adds to Concussion Story


The known details of the death of former Division II champion quarterback Cullen Finnerty are chilling enough. One potential factor—football-related trauma hinted at by his family and friends—only adds to the tragedy.

The body of Finnerty, 30, was found Tuesday night in a heavily wooded northern Michigan campground, about a mile from where he had been last seen Sunday night before he was reported missing by his family.


An autopsy performed Wednesday ruled out homicide or a major injury, WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids reported. It showed that Finnerty had an enlarged heart, but the Kent County, Mich., medical examiner’s office said that the condition likely did not cause his death. Results of a toxicology exam were unlikely to be known for another two...

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