Finnerty died of pneumonia, had CTE

Star College Quarterback Who Went Missing Died of Pneumonia

Cullen Finnerty, the former star college quarterback found dead in the Michigan woods in late May, died from pneumonia, complicated by oxycodone toxicity and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., according to a summary of the autopsy findings released Thursday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Upon Finnerty's mysterious death, it was difficult for the mind not to wander toward CTE as a possible cause. At the least, let's hope this provides a measure of closure for his family.

RIP, Cullen.

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