Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Found Dead

Kenny McKinley, 23, dies of apparent suicide Monday, September 20, 2010.

The Denver Broncos teams have suffered numerous tragedies over the last three years.  Darrent Williams, who was a cornerback for the team, was killed in a drive-by in 2007 and his assailant given a life sentence plus an additional 1,152 years, according to Fox News.  Three months after that incident, Damien Nash, back-up running back, collapsed during a charity basketball game.  Now comes the devastating news of a young rookie on the team, Kenny McKinley, who has allegedly taken his own life in his apartment Monday, Sept. 20, according to Fox News.

The team was scheduled to attend a benefit on behalf of Williams on Monday and had no idea  they would walk into the disturbing news of what may be McKinley’s suicide. Another teammate gone too soon.  A woman described as McKinley’s friend was with his child running an errand when she returned to his apartment and found him. 

Coach Josh McDaniels described the 23-year old wide receiver in a statement: ”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.”

Read here for more of the report on yet another sudden loss to the Denver Broncos organization. God Bless the McKinley family.

-J.C. Brooks

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