Authorities are saying that Kenny McKinley appears to have committed suicide. After receiving a call, police arrived at McKinley's apartment and his body. It is believed that he died from a self-inflicted gun wound, although police are quick to point out that an investigation is ongoing The death of Kenny McKinley is the second recent tragedy to befall the Broncos organization. Cornerback Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day 2007.
The Broncos have endured a series of tragedies in recent years.Cornerback Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day 2007 and three months later backup running back Damien Nash collapsed and died after a charity basketball game in St. Louis, Missouri 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," coach Josh McDaniels said in a statement. "This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Henry was first drafted to the Bengals in 2005. He had been involved in various violations with the law like speeding, driving without license, marijuana possession, sexual assault, misdemeanor violation, drunk driving and substance abuse. He was arrested in April 2008 for physical assault. At this point, the team waved off his contract. After promising to clean up his act, he was re-signed to the squad in August 2008.