Denver Broncos’ Kenny McKinley Died – On Monday afternoon, Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in a Colorado home. His death appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities reported.
According to a statement made by the Arapahoe County sheriff’s department, deputies discovered a male in the second-floor master bedroom of the home and determined that the said male was dead. Even though the death of Mr. McKinley appears to be the result of a self-inflicted gunshot, the investigation into this matter is still ongoing.
McKinley is 23 years old. He was chosen by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft from the University of South Carolina. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Georgia.
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels will appear to the media on Tuesday about McKinley’s death. He said: “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.”
Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen also released a statement on the Broncos’ website saying “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.”