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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: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:59 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

My heart goes out to his family and friends. So sad that such a talented young man had to leave so young in life.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:57 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

Where'smyjuice, I'll tell you where it's at.  In your as* the next time your in the clink.  Get bent!

R.I.P. Kenny



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

REAL CLASSY REMARK



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:50 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

Having lived in Columbia, SC for the majority of the last 10 years, I had the pleasure of watching many of his college football games.  McKinley was a very good college player and became the go-to WR after Sidney Rice left to go to the NFL.  Even though I am a huge Michigan Wolverine fan, any news like this is disheartening and very sad.  He had a bright future if he would've stuck with it.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:46 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

HOW WILL TIM TEBOW SAVE THE TEAM???!!!




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:45 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

May GOD bewith you. GOD BLESS RIP



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:45 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

That has become an unfortunate part of the NFL and that is too many players don't enjoy what they are doing and feel flustered, pressured, unhappy, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if that happened here.

RIP



Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:41 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

Thats really sad to hear this news. life is too short.



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:40 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

This is becoming a broken record for the Denver Broncos.  Just three years ago the Broncos lost two players, Darrent Williams was murdered and Damien Nash died after playing in a basketball tournament in St. Louis.  Now tragedy has struck again. How much can the fans take?  This is getting to be the Bad News Broncos!  God help us all try to understand this.



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2010 9:28 pm
 

Report: Kenny McKinley committed suicide

23 years old in good health ends his life by his own hand is so very sad thing to hear.Thoughts and prayers for the family


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