Cullen Finnerty's Autopsy Results Released

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The autopsy on Cullen Finnerty shows he died of pneumonia.

Cullen Finnerty (Grand Valley State photo)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- An autopsy shows a former Grand Valley State quarterback who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his own vomit.

The report released today also suggests Cullen Finnerty's disorientation and paranoia in the woods may have been exacerbated by a combination of painkillers and a degenerative brain disease.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has been found in a number of ex-football players.

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