Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Former D2 Star QB Finnerty Missing (UPDATED: Finnerty Found Dead)


The Grand Valley State University football team has sent 38 members- staff, players, and supporters- to a northern Michigan campground to aide in the search for former GVSU QB Cullen Finnerty.

Lake County (MI) Police say he called his wife and in-laws to come and pick him up and that he sounded scared over the weekend. When they got to the place where Finnerty was to meet them, they found his pontoon boat along with some fishing equipment- and that was all. County Sheriff Robert Hilts told the Ludington (MI) Daily News Finnerty had a "nervous episode" and ran into the woods.

From Brian Mulherin's piece:

"He went fishing last night and suffered some kind of a nervous episode and went running off into the woods," Hilts said.

Finnerty was the quarterback of the Grand Valley State Lakers, leading the team to three national championships in 2003, 2005, and 2006. He also had a cup of coffee with the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL.

Here's the early story from Grand Rapids

An early Tuesday press conference by local officials gave info that the search has been narrowed to an area where Finnerty's cell phone had been tracked.

PM UPDATE: Finnerty's former football coach has told local media that the authorities have found Finnerty dead near the river where he was fishing.

More when we know more...

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