Authorities on Tuesday night found the body of former college football quarterback Cullen Finnerty. A former star quarterback for Grand Valley State University, Finnerty had been missing for three consecutive days before being found dead in Lake County, Mich., near a cottage that his family often used for fishing trips.
Lake County Undersheriff Dennis Robinson told reporters that a cause of death is not yet known, but he said that officials don’t suspect foul play.
According to reports, family members had expressed concern that the 30-year-old may have suffered "a mental episode" before going missing Sunday while fishing along the Baldwin River. Family members said that in his final phone call, he seemed rather distraught, the Examiner reported.
Finnerty, 30, led GVSU to three Division II national titles and more than 50 wins during his four years as a starter at the Allendale, Mich., school.
In 2007, he was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent, and he was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2008.