Thomas' death a suicide, mom says
PHILADELPHIA -- The mother of a University of Pennsylvania football player found dead earlier this week says he committed suicide.
Katherine Brearley says her son Owen Thomas was very self-directed but that his intensity "spiraled out of control."
Thomas was a defensive end from Allentown who had recently been voted a co-captain of the Quakers. The popular 21-year-old junior was found dead Monday at his off-campus apartment in Philadelphia. He had apparently hanged himself.
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