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Old 09-20-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Just saw a headline on Fox News that Denver Broncos player Kenny McKinley was found dead. No other info was given. Anyone know anything?...Just found a link....

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/0...est=latestnews

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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Just saw a headline on Fox News that Denver Broncos player Kenny McKinley was found dead. No other info was given. Anyone know anything?...Just found a link....

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/0...est=latestnews

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:29 PM   #4
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Default Broncos WR McKinley, 23, found dead at his home

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...ad-at-his-home

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his apartment Monday in an apparent suicide.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's apartment in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom. Robinson said detectives believe McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Robinson said authorities were called by a female friend of McKinley's who discovered the body after returning from an errand with his child. The sheriff declined to say if authorities found a suicide note.



Kenny McKinley is the third Broncos player in four years to die suddenly. (Jack Dempsey/Associated Press)

"It's still part of our investigation and probably nothing we'll talk about right now," Robinson said.

McKinley's death is the latest in a series for tragedies for the Broncos in recent years. Cornerback Darrent Williams was slain in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day 2007, and three months later, backup running back Damien Nash collapsed and died after a charity basketball game in St. Louis.

"Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," team owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement. "He was part of the Broncos' family and will be greatly missed by our organization. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny's family and friends."

The Broncos said coach Josh McDaniels would meet with the media Tuesday.

In a statement, McDaniels said: "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."

McKinley was a second-year pro who was on Denver's injured reserve list with a knee injury. He played in eight games as a rookie in 2009 with seven kickoff returns for 158 yards before going on injured reserve with a knee injury on Dec. 29.

McKinley recovered and participated in the Broncos' offseason workouts, but he was hurt again during the first week of training camp and was placed on IR with a knee injury on Aug. 5.

McKinley was a fifth-round draft pick out of South Carolina in 2009. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga.

McKinley remains South Carolina's all-time leading receiver with 207 catches for 2,781 yards. He came back to the school earlier this month, watched the Game****s beat Georgia 17-6 and visited with his college coach, Steve Spurrier.




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"Had a wonderful smile just like he always did," Spurrier said.

The news of McKinley's death quickly spread at the end of South Carolina's practice Monday. Players who normally sprint off the field upbeat walked slowly and had their heads down.

"Kenny was certainly one of my all-time favorite players," Spurrier said. "It's hard to figure out why it happened like this."

Several Broncos players were attending a fundraiser Monday night in honor of Williams. Cornerback Champ Bailey and former NFL star John Lynch headlined the wine-tasting VIP event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, home of the Darrent Williams Memorial Teen Center.

Bailey told The Associated Press last week that it was an opportunity for fans and friends to celebrate the life of the player they called D-Will, especially after so much attention was focused on the trial earlier this year in which Willie Clark, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder of Williams after a confrontation at a nightclub. Clark was sentenced in April to life in prison plus 1,152 years.

"It's time to remember the way D-Will lived and not the way he died," Bailey said last week.

The Broncos, who beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-14 on Sunday, hustled out of their Dove Valley practice facilities Monday night, many of them headed to the charity event unaware of the latest tragedy to befall the franchise.
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No, he posted it like less than a minute before I did, don't be an ass

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Nvm, I didn't see it... but seriously don't be a asshole, he's dead, be a little nicer and show some respect to the article.
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Nvm, I didn't see it... but seriously don't be a asshole, he's dead, be a little nicer and show some respect to the article.
She's not being an asshole. It was already posted. Thank you for the article though...the threads are merged, so no big deal.
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Nvm, I didn't see it... but seriously don't be a asshole, he's dead, be a little nicer and show some respect to the article.

I'm not being an asshole at all, but I'm about to be.

As for Kenny ... may he RIP.

And for his family and friends, may they find comfort in the days and years to come.

It's tragic to lose someone but suicide is even sadder. Prayers that they don't get lost in their grief and anger.
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Everyone knows Shea's not an asshole. She prefers to be called...never mind



Seriously though, this is yet another sad story for the Broncos and their fans. Always makes you wonder if anything could have been done.
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Seriously though, this is yet another sad story for the Broncos and their fans. Always make you wonder if anything could have been done.
I was thinking the same thing.

Unfortunately, when I looked him up it looks like he was on injured reserve for the season.

So perhaps he wasn't around the team?? Therefore nobody caught his depression?

I don't know of course, just feel for him that he felt that all alone.

Suicide is so heart breaking and sad.
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