Kenny McKinley's death is latest tragedy for Denver Broncos
McKinley's apparent suicide follows two tragedies in 2007: Darrent Williams's death in a drive-by shooting and Damien Nash's death from an apparent heart attack.
June 8, 2009
Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home Monday in an
. McKinley was a second-year pro on the team's injured reserve list. He played in eight games as a rookie in 2009 before going on injured reserve with a knee injury.
July 29, 2009
Detectives think that McKinley, 23, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Aug. 30, 2009
McKinley at preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.
"Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley," team owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement.
Sept. 3, 2009
McKinley runs against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game last year in Denver.
He was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury this year.
Nov. 15, 2009
Broncos receiver Eddie Royal fakes a handoff to McKinley during a game against the Washington Redskins.
"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," said Broncos Coach Josh McDaniels. "This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
April 24, 2005
McKinley's death is the latest tragedy to befall the Broncos.
Cornerback Darrent Williams, at a news conference after joining the Broncos, was
slain in a drive-by shooting
on New Year's in 2007.
July 29, 2005
Cornerback Darrent Williams came to the Broncos from Oklahoma State.
Aug. 27, 2006
Darrent Williams goes over the top of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson to break up a pass.
Willie Clark, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder in Williams's death. The two had a confrontation at a nightclub on New Year's Eve, and Williams died Jan. 1, 2007.
Jan. 2, 2007
Elysee Ilunga places flowers at a makeshift memorial for Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams at the team headquarters in Denver.
Nov. 6, 2004
Broncos running back
Damien Nash died
after a 2007 charity basketball game in St. Louis, three months after the death of Darrent Williams.
Aug. 3, 2006
Damien Nash finds a hole during the Broncos' training camp.
Nash collapsed from an apparent heart attack after playing basketball for charity in 2007.
Aug. 11, 2007
Broncos fullback Kyle Johnson wears stickers with the numbers of late teammates Darrent Williams (27) and Damien Nash (29) during the team's 2007 training camp.
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