Cougars QB Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide, had degenerative brain disease CTE
SEATTLE -- When Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski took his own life, autopsy results show he was suffering from a degenerative brain disease linked to concussions. Hilinski had stage 1 CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, linked to concussions, his family said Tuesday. The 21-year-old had the brain of a 65-year-old, his family said one doctor told them.