Football player from Ellwood City found dead in dorm

The student-athlete was a standout defensive lineman; Police are still investigating the situation

Police are investigating after a standout defensive lineman from Ellwood City was found dead inside a dorm room at Waynesburg University early Sunday morning.

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – Police are investigating after a standout defensive lineman from Ellwood City was found dead inside a dorm room at Waynesburg University early Sunday morning.

The university — located an hour south of Pittsburgh — identified the student-athlete as Bradley Grinnen, according to the student paper the Yellow Jacket.

The Greene County coroner’s office said the person was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Coroner Gregory Rohanna said the death posted no threat to the university or the Waynesburg area.

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.”

The Yellow Jacket announced an 8 p.m. vigil at Robert’s Chapel and said counselors were available on campus.

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