The Denver Broncos have issued a statement acknowledging the death of 23-year-old receiver Kenny McKinley.
‘Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley,” owner Pat Bowlen said in a team-issued release. “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.”
Added coach Josh McDaniels, “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.”
FOX 31 in Denver has reported that the apparent cause of death was suicide.