Colt Brennan’s Dad Says Former NFL QB Ingested Something ‘Laced With Fentanyl’ Before His Death

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More details are starting to emerge on what happened to Colt Brennan before he suddenly passed away on Monday.

The Hawaii football star and former NFL QB, who passed away at just 37 years old, had reportedly ingested an unknown substance, according to his father.

“The day before, paramedics were called to a hotel room where Colt Brennan had been with other people,” ESPN said in the post. Later in the piece, Terry Brennan told ESPN that his son had “ingested something laced with fentanyl and never regained consciousness.”

His father said Colt was attending a rehabilitation clinic before he passed. Just hours before he was found unconscious, he attempted to enter a detox program.

“Only hours earlier, Colt Brennan had tried to enter a detox program at an area hospital, but he was turned away because there were no beds available.”

Colt had been going to the clinic for four months before his passing.

“He was really into it,” Terry Brennan said of the treatment program. “It involved a lot of physical activity and he liked it. He was working with soldiers who had come back from Afghanistan and Iraq with similar problems. He was doing quite well with it for four months. Then something happened and he went to the dark side, and it was just not good.”

Brennan finished sixth in Heisman voting in 2006 and third in 2007. Brennan’s run of success from 2005 to 2007 helped put Hawai’i football on the map.

Hawai’i’s athletic department put out a statement about Brennan’s death:

“It’s hard to put into words the impact that Colt Brennan had on Rainbow Warrior fans and the people of Hawai’i. He was a phenomenal player and provided us some of the greatest sports memories we’ll ever have. But he was more than that. For all that he accomplished on the football field and the adulation he received for it, he always remained among the people. He never turned down an autograph, he never turned down a picture with someone. He inspired everyone, from our keiki to our kupuna. He had a Warrior mentality on the field but a true aloha spirit off of it. Today is any extremely tough day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Brennan ‘ohana and we mourn together with all those across Hawai’i and Rainbow Warrior nation who were touched by Colt.”