Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com writes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley may have been suffering from depression prior to committing suicide on Wednesday.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office police report states that McKinley had been suffering from depression since undergoing knee surgery four weeks ago, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. While he never let on to his teammates, McKinley told others shortly after his surgery “that he should just kill himself.”
The report mentioned McKinley was worried about what he would do if he couldn’t play football, because that’s all he knew.
Rosenthal also writes that the Sheriff’s report states that McKinley may have been smoking marijuana prior to taking his life.