Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley is dead of an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports. The Denver Post reports that the 23-year-old receiver was found dead Monday afternoon. According to the paper, he had a young son.
The second-year professional was placed on injured reserve during his rookie year. He was a fifth round draft pick during the 2009 NFL Draft and attended college at South Carolina.
Broncos president and CEO Pat Bowlen said, "Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley. 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."
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels added, "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."
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