Early Wednesday morning, Mike Florio mentioned the sad and sudden passing of former Ravens player Tony Fein, an Iraq veteran that tried to make the Ravens in training camp as a 27-year-old.
Former PFT staffer Aaron Wilson reports that an autopsy will be performed, and toxicology tests will be taken as there are concerns that something Fein ingested may have contributed to his death.
Results will not be known for 6-8 weeks.
Fein’s Baltimore attorney Warren A. Brown told Wilson that it’s believed Fein committed suicide.
“It’s very sad,” Brown said.
If Brown is right, the tragedy could spark further discussion on the best ways to help our young veterans. The U.S. Army reported earlier this year the highest rate of suicides among its soldiers since it began tracking the statistic 28 years ago.
We send our condolensces to Fein’s friends and family during this difficult time.