Broncos Receiver Kenny McKinley Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

September 20, 2010

Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The NFL star was just 23 years old. Get the details here.

Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home on Monday in what appears to be a suicide. The cause of death was what seems to be a self inflected gun shot wound to the head.

“It was apparently a suicide, but we’re still investigating,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

The 23-year-old, has been in the NFL for two years, but hasn’t had the success he had in college playing for the University of South Carolina, due to a knee injury. He played in eight games as a rookie in 2009, and has been on the injured reserve list since early August.

Coach Josh McDaniels said nothing but kind things about the young athlete in a statement Monday night,

“Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. “This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

“Kenny, he had a big heart, a love for life. It’s just very shocking,” said Andrew Bondarowicz, McKinley’s agent. “I’m really at a loss for words.”

The Broncos have had some bad luck with payers. McKinley is the third active Broncos player to die in the past four years. Running back Damien Nash, 24, died in December 2007, Cornerback Darrent Williams, 24, died on New Year’s Day 2007 in Denver.

McKinley leaves behind a young son.

Readers this is just heartbreaking. What are your thoughts on Broncos player Kenny McKinley’a apparent suicide. It is just so shocking! My heart goes out to his family, especially his little boy.

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4 Responses to “Broncos Receiver Kenny McKinley Found Dead In Apparent Suicide”

  1. 1
    Joan Says:

    Awww man, that is so sad. I wish he could have found help before doing something like that.

  2. 2
    Rachelle Says:

    This is heartbreaking.

  3. 3
    Miriam Says:

    OMG! what a terrible news

  4. 4
    Miriam Says:

    He was recovering from an injury, right?