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[NFL] Sad News - Broncos WR McKinley found dead

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Rocket River, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Rocket River

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    Sources: Broncos WR McKinley found dead



    DENVER - Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead from an apparent suicide, sources tell FOX31 News.

    The body of McKinley, 23, was found in Arapahoe County. No further details were immediately available.

    FOX31's Josina Anderson was the first to report the news.

    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.

    McKinley, who was born in Baker, Louisiana, was a standout player at South Carolina and climbed into the SEC record books with 207 receptions -- the third-most in conference history, according to NFL.com. He also became just the 12th player in league history to collect more than 2,700 receiving yards.


    sorry if this has been posted

    RIP

    Rocket River
     
  2. rhino17

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    Just saw the local news reported it. Thats really sad

    RIP
     
  3. Lil Pun

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    Damn, sorry to hear that. RIP
     
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    RIP....broncos seem to have lots of players killed in past few years...
     
  5. Kam

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    That is what the article stated.







    yeah, it's pretty sad. I checked the boxscore, and didn't see his name in it. Broncos didn't lose bad or anything. They won pretty huge.

    So young.
     
  6. H-townhero

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    nothing is worth killing yourself over, sad to hear
     
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    Local news says he had some financial troubles and was depressed after being placed on injured reserve.
     
  8. Shaud

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    He had a child too smh. Makes it even worse.
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Suicide is never the answer.

    Sad. RIP.
     
  10. ryano2009

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    RIP McKinley
     
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    RIP McKinley, he was only 23. Suicide is never the way.
     
  12. Dave2000

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    read this at work, it was shocking to hear

    the worst part was USAtoday.com listed 10 players that died in the past 3 years, 5 of them didn't even make it to 25

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/broncos-kenny-mckinley-the-10th-nfl-player-to-die-since-2007/1

    Its a crazy world out there..... :(
     
  13. RoxSqaud

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    Suicide seems to be an option these days.
     
  14. Shroopy2

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    Males commit suicide around at 3 times the rate of females around the WORLD. EVERY SINGLE country with the exception of China, more men than women kill themselves. Yet we always focus on female's histrionic dramatic behavior as though they're at the "tipping point" helping their distress, and let men "tough it out" suffering in silence.

    Women might be more depressed through life (while they outlive men by 3-5 years on average). Men I guess "make it count" more. Sad.
     
  15. rocketsjudoka

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    That is terrible. I don't what McKinley was going through but even if he was injured he was still young and on an NFL roster. Compared to most of us he had a great life with a lot of opportunities.

    Feel bad for his family, friends and teammates.
     
  16. rocketsjudoka

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    I thought it was the other way around. That said with men fighting the brunt of wars and in most cultures men shunning help for depression I can see how that could be the case.
     
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