Broncos Receiver Kenny McKinley Found Dead
Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home Monday, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's home in Centennial and found his body. Robinson said he couldn't provide any more details because detectives were investigating and in the process of notifying relatives.
"Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," team owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement. "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."
McKinley was a second-year receiver out of the University of South Carolina. He remains the school's all-time leading receiver with 207 catches for 2,781 yards.
In 2009, McKinley was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round of the draft (141st overall). He played predominantly on special teams for Denver last season, appearing in eight games and returning three punts and seven kicks for a total of 190 yards.
McKinley was on the Broncos' injured reserve list with a leg injury this season.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels memorialized him with the following statement: "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."
The team said McDaniels would meet with the media on Tuesday.
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