Daniel Lee Young
Just .... awful
Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, 21, was found dead Tuesday in an apartment in Pullman, according to police.
He suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a rifle and suicide note were found next to him, according to Pullman police.
Officers responded to his apartment to conduct a welfare check after Hilinski "did not show up for practice earlier in the day," police said.
Hilinski, a Claremont, Calif. native, just finished his redshirt sophomore season for the Cougars. He started the team's bowl game against Michigan State and was expected to take over the starting role next season. He enrolled at Washington State in January of 2015 after attending Upland High School in Southern California.
Washington State president Kirk Schulz tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hilinski family.''
Hilinski's younger brother, Ryan, is a highly-regarded quarterback prospect in the Class of 2019.
No one knows.. maybe someone does, or his last message may give clues, but unfortunately, this country doesn’t give a rats ass about addressing mental health, until like in this case, it is too late...
If you have no medical coverage... you are at the mercy of a system that does. Not. Care.
"Thou shall not bear false witness”