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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

EWU football player's death apparent suicide


Last updated 1/16/2020 at 11:01am

George Becker

GRIDLEY, CALIF. – The high school alma mater of Eastern Washington University freshman lineman George Becker released a statement over the weekend saying the former Bulldog died by "apparent suicide." Becker, 18, was away at winter break in California when his death was announced on Jan. 8.

"The death of any young person is a loss which, in one way or another, diminishes each of us," Gridley High School officials said in a letter to GHS families. "The tragic circumstances of George's death is perhaps more shocking and more difficult to accept."

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