Former Hawaii QB's daddy said ex-player swallowed something laced with lethal medication
Terry Brennan told ESPN his son ingested something which was seemingly laced with fentanyl and never managed to recover consciousness. He explained Colt Brennan tried to enter a detox program in a Newport Beach, Calif., hospital but was not able to remain because there were no beds.
"It involved lots of physical action and he enjoyed it. He had been working with soldiers who'd come back in Afghanistan and Iraq with comparable issues. He had been doing very well with it for four weeks. Then something happened and then he went into the dark side, and it was simply not great."
Terry Brennan said that his son was"doing well"
"He had been doing well, the flicker was back into his eyes, and that he had been so healthy and doing great, and it occurred," he informed the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
"Clearly, someone gave him a pain pill of some kind, however it had been fentanyl, based on what we are learning," he added. "We are still a long way from figuring it all out. That is where we are at this time."
The University of Hawaii published an announcement on Colt Brennan's departure.
"It is difficult to put into words the effect that Colt Brennan had on Rainbow Warrior fans and the people of Hawai'i. He had been an excellent player and supplied us a few of the best sports memories we will ever have. However he had been over that," the college said.
"For all that he achieved on the soccer field and the adulation he received for this, he always stayed one of the people. He never turned down an autograph, he never turned down an image with a person. He moved everybody, out of our keiki into our kupuna. He needed a Warrior mindset about the field but a genuine aloha spirit from it. Now is a very hard day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the total Brennan'ohana and we all mourn with all those across Hawai'i and Rainbow Warrior country that were touched by Colt."
Colt Brennan gather a decorated career at Hawaii. His passing yards complete from this year is the seventh-most at FBS history, along with his eye-popping touchdown total was a record until present Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 60 scores in 2019 for LSU.
Brennan directed Hawaii to its Western Athletic Conference title during his senior season.
He played two seasons in Washington at the NFL beginning in 2008 and combined the then-Oakland Raiders at 2010. Brennan also played arena football in addition to the Canadian Soccer League.
When Brennan's soccer career ended, he hurried into many events, which included several arrests for drunk driving. In a 2010 automobile crash, Brennan endured a traumatic brain injury.