Washington State football player had brain damage at suicide

  • In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski poses for a photo after an NCAA college football game against Boise State in Pullman, Wash. The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that’s been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide note on Jan. 16. Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that the Mayo Clinic did an autopsy of their son’s brain. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

  • In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho, in Pullman, Wash. The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that’s been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide note on Jan. 16. Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that the Mayo Clinic did an autopsy of their son’s brain.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

PULLMAN, Wash. — The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that’s been linked to concussions from playing the sport.

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