College Football Player Found Dead in Dorm Room: Officials

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 13, 2017 Updated: February 13, 2017

A private western Pennsylvania university says the death of a student in a dormitory is not suspicious.

The Greene County Coroner identified the dead Waynesburg University student as Bradley Grinnen.

Grinnen was a junior and defensive lineman for the university’s football team before he was found in his dorm room and pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 a.m.

The school issued a statement saying it was cooperating fully with an investigation by the police and coroner’s officer and “have been assured that it is not a suspicious death, and there is no perceived threat to the public,” AP reported.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, Waynesburg University sent out a statement about Grinnen’s death, which read:

Our thoughts and prayers are with this student’s family and friends. On behalf of Waynesburg University, we would like to express our deepest sympathies. We are cooperating fully with the authorities who are investigating the situation. We have been assured that it is not a suspicious death, and there is no perceived threat to the public.

“As of right now, I’m still in shock, I can’t really process it. Another friend messaged me this morning, told me about it, and I drove by his dorm and saw all the cop cars and ambulance,” his teammate, Hunter Palmer, told the station.

“Grinnen was such a tough-nosed ball player, but he was always so goofy, I always said he was like a big teddy bear, he could just make everybody laugh, other players looked up to him so much,” senior Holly Bachman was quoted as saying.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.