- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
- African leader cancels trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
- Sarah Palin’s online channel hits snag as Stephen Colbert buys similar URL
- SWAT spends seven hours in standoff with empty home
- U.S. troops told not to eat, drink in front of Muslims during Ramadan
Funeral held for ex-college QB found dead in woods
Question of the Day
BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, MICH. (AP) - Relatives, ex-teammates and coaches remembered Cullen Finnerty during a funeral Tuesday for the former Grand Valley State University star quarterback whose body was discovered last month in woods in western Michigan.
"God must have had a bad season last year. Because he took you as the No. 1 draft pick this year," older brother, Tim, said during a Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Livingston County's Brighton Township, northwest of Detroit.
Authorities found no obvious signs of trauma and have yet to determine a cause of death for the 30-year-old, who was with his relatives on a holiday weekend at a cottage in Lake County's Webber Township. He disappeared May 26 while fishing a river separately from other relatives.
His body was found days later, about 65 miles north of Grand Rapids during a search by dozens of people including former teammates, coaches and current players from the school in Allendale.
Finnerty, a star at Brighton High School, was one of the most successful quarterbacks in college football history. He led Division II Grand Valley to more than 50 victories and three national titles, the last in 2006.
"Cullen Finnerty changed the university. Not many people do that," said Chuck Martin, who coached Finnerty at Grand Valley and is now Notre Dame's offensive coordinator.
A Grand Valley State helmet and jersey were laid on Finnerty's casket.
After college, Finnerty briefly was a member of the Baltimore Ravens and later the Denver Broncos but never got a snap.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; son, Caden; and daughter, Makinley.
By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Al Gore's climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- CIA admits improperly hacking Senate computers in search of Bush-era information
- GOP report sees ties between rich donors, green 'nonprofits'
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- NAPOLITANO: Is the president incompetent or lawless?
- Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show
- Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge 'doing his best to stir up a civil war'
- House votes to sue President Obama over claims of presidential power
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world