NEW CASTLE — A man accused of imitating an NFL quarterback in prayer has killed himself, authorities say. David Edward McCosby, 53, of 4145 Wiley Lane was found fatally shot yesterday at McConnell’s Mill State Park, according to state police. Officers responded to a call from the parking lot at Hell’s Hollow in the park, off Shaffer Road in Slippery Rock Township, about 6:45 a.m. yesterday. Deputy Coroner Sam A. Teolis told the New Castle News today that McCosby called 911 prior to killing himself. Earlier this week, Shenango Township police said they were charging McCosby with an incident Aug. 27, where he allegedly assaulted a teen who was cutting grass in his yard along Hollow Road. After the assault, police said McCosby knelt in prayer, as if imitating NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
I guess I’d kill myself too if I was a year behind internet trends. Nonetheless, it’s always tough to lose a great one in their prime. And make no mistake about it, David McCosby was one of the greatest internet stories on 2012. Clotheslining a kid of a riding lawnmower then Tebowing on him was legendary. Then came the great reveal of the mugshot and we were awestruck. And now the book closes with a fatal bullet through the skull. It’s a dark day but I’m sure McCosby’s family will sleep a little easier knowing that legends never die. His ancestors will be able to read his tales from here until the end of time at www.barstoolsports.com.
PS – this guy was only facing a simple assault charge right? What’s that, a $50 fine? Who kills themselves over that? I’m guessing McCosby did it because he had some skeletons in his closet that would have turned up during the investigation. And if you look at that mugshot, it’s pretty easy to guess what those would be.