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Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

Posted on: September 20, 2010 8:56 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2010 9:38 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Tragic news out of Denver as Broncos WR Kenny McKinley has reportedly taken his own life, according to KDVR .

McKinley, a fifth-round draft pick out of South Carolina in 2009, was found dead in Arahapo County. The Broncos issued a statement saying they are "deeply saddened" after being informed by McKinley's death, but had no additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.

“Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement released by the team. "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 23-year-old former Gamecock, who Steve Spurrier once called the best wide receiver he'd ever coached, did not register a catch in eight games last year with Denver.

We'll update you with more information as we hear it.

“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," Broncos' coach Josh McDaniels said. "This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Update (9:21):
The Denver Post tweets confirmation that McKinley has passed. Just sad, sad stuffl

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Comments

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:21 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

IDIOT



Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:21 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

There's so much life other than football....is there a foul play?



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:20 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

It is tough to know what was going on with him in his personal life.  It just proves that
being a pro athlete does not immune you from the personal demons someone might
have.  I pray for his family.  RIP



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

You are an idiot! You will end up paying a heavy price real soon.



Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:13 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

RIGHT ON WOODSON'S HOUSE!!!



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:11 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

dont you have a fucking heart



Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:11 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

PRETTY CLASSLESS COMMENT BY WHERESMYJUICE!



Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:09 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

This is very sad. Kenny McKinley was certainly not one of the biggest or most gifted WRs but worked hard, played hard and was a credit to the game at a time when there are so many so-called pros acting foolish on the field and off.  Considering his talents, KO and punt returns seemed to be his strong suit and I was glad the Broncos didn't cut him because I was sure he would break a couple TD returns this year and get his confidence up. What a shame to lose such a good person to what seems to be the stress of living up to other people's expectations.  My thoughts are with his family and friends...they must be in shock right now. 



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:07 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

I really feel for the family, as they are the ones that will have to deal with it from here on out. Great talent in college. You hate to see young men do things like this.



Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 10:06 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

HOW MORONIC IS YOUR COMMENT!

APPARENTLY YOU HAVE NOT SUFFERED A PERSONAL LOSS!



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