Sad findings from former GVSU QB Cullen Finnerty's autopsy:
According to the autopsy report, Finnerty died of pneumonia, complicated by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is linked to concussions. Dr. Stephen Cohle also believes a build-up of Oxycodone in Finnerty's system also played a role in his death. Oxycodone is a pain medication Finnerty was prescribed for back injuries, which he most likely suffered during his football career.
I hate that football played a large role in the death of such a young guy, just 30 years old. Selfishly, I would be devastated to see football go away or rules changed drastically but it's becoming hard to justify. My hopes rest in the scientists and doctors to find a helmet that can save the game from disappearing.