Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead from an apparent suicide.
Although information is scarce at the moment, FOX31’s Josina Anderson reported the body of McKinley, 23, was found in Arapahoe County.
McKinley, a fifth round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, had struggled to stay healthy during his two years with the Broncos. Limited to kick returns, he was placed on injury reserve with a knee injury in 2009.
He was also placed on injury reserve prior to the start of the 2010 regular season.
McKinley is the third Broncos player to die a sudden death in the past four years. On New Year’s Day 2007, cornerback Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver. In Feb. 2007, running back Damien Nash, 24, collapsed and died during a charity basketball game.
We send our condolences to the family of Kenny, and may he rest in peace.