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(Update) Authorities search for missing former Ravens QB

Street Talk (Update) Authorities search for missing former Ravens QB

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Former Ravens quarterback Cullen Finnerty may not be the most memorable name in Baltimore, but his recent disappearance is a sad story nonetheless.

Finnerty quarterbacked Grand Valley State to three Division II national championships between 2003-2006.  Now, almost forty members of the Grand Valley State football program along with local authorities continue to search for Finnerty along the Baldwin River in Lake County, MI for his whereabouts.

According to statements from police and information via mlive.com, Finnerty went fishing alone and phoned his wife later that afternoon. Finnerty told his wife that he was scared and needed someone to pick him up. After hanging up the phone, he ran into the woods.

As of Tuesday evening, authorities have only been able to recover Finnerty’s small inflatable pontoon boat and fishing pole.

Signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2007, Finnerty spent the majority of his time in Baltimore on the practice squad. Following an injury to starting quarterback Kyle Boller, Finnerty was promoted to the active roster for the final two games of the season. Finnerty was signed by the Denver Broncos but hasn’t played in the NFL since 2008.

Helicopters have been used in the search but so far there has be no sign of Finnerty. As the search continues, we’ll update you if any other information becomes available.

Update – 10:23 p.m. EST

Multiple media outlets including mlive.com and WZZM confirm that Cullen Finnerty has been found dead. Finnerty was found a half mile from where his small raft was located under a tree. The Detroit Free Press reports that Finnerty was wearing fishing waders along with a camoflauge jacket. According to those in the search party that discovered him, Finnerty didn’t appear to have any signs of foul play or injuries to his body at the time he was found.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones
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