Grant Wahl‘s brother is backtracking on his belief the soccer reporter was killed while covering the World Cup in Qatar on Friday … saying he no longer suspects foul play was involved.
Eric Wahl has been providing updates to his Twitter in the days following the tragedy … and on Tuesday, he cleared the air on his accusations.
“I no longer suspect foul play,” Eric said.
Eric also initially tweeted Grant may have experienced a pulmonary embolism and was in a non-shockable state, but later clarified it was not a PE … and says the family will release the cause of death in due time.
As we previously reported, Eric shared a heartbreaking Instagram video shortly after the CBS Sports journalist’s death last week … claiming Grant was fully healthy at the time, and refusing to believe he wasn’t murdered.
Instagram / @eewahl
Eric stated Grant was receiving death threats for wearing a pro-LGBTQIA+ shirt in his honor to a World Cup match … which led to his detainment for nearly 30 minutes.
Grant had disclosed his health issues in the week leading up to his death … saying he believed he had a bad case of bronchitis, including a “death rattle” of a cough.
Wahl’s body was repatriated to the U.S. on Monday … and an autopsy will be conducted.