Black Sports : Kenny McKinley Suicide

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Denver Broncos Suicide: Kenny McKinley Spoke of Death
    September 26, 2010 09:25 PM EDT


    Denver Broncos' Kenny McKinley spoke about wanting to commit suicide before. The Broncos' wide receiver apparently committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

    CBS Sports states that McKinley had discussed wanting to commit suicide on a few different occasions. A report released by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's department stated that the Denver Bronco's player had been suffering from depression after undergoing a season-ending knee surgery.

    The report stated: "He had made statements while playing dominoes shortly after the surgery that he should just kill himself. No one believed he was serious."

    Yahoo! News reports that Kenny McKinley was only 23. McKinley was discovered dead in his home earlier last week. The report went on to state that McKinley's depression had grown as time passed, "He had made statements that he didn't know what he would do if he could not play football and that football was all he knew."

    It is truly tragic that such a talented young man committed suicide especially since Kenny McKinley had a one-year-old son. Even though the Bronco's player felt that football was his life, there was certainly so much more he could have done. It's really sad that he didn't seek medical or psychological help.

    http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978549886
     
  2. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I'd never even heard of this young man; but then, I don't watch or follow football.

    But it is always sad to see or know of such sorrow that would lead one to take his or her own life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



     
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    suicide is one of the results of the loss of impulse control that stems from the brain damage the players suffer from.
     
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    I don't think this resulted from any "brain damage" injury.

    This young man was depressed. Football was his whole world and when he could not play because of knee injuries/surgery, he felt he had nothing else to live for.

    That very mindset is, sadly, what prevails in far too many of our young men who validate their very existence on playing a sport.

    ....Clinical depression, low self-esteem and perhaps even some bi-polarism contribute to suicides like his.
     
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    it is not either/or, it is both/and

    and many players are now found to have brain damage.....

    "(CNN) -- An autopsy of a 21-year-old college football player who committed suicide has revealed mild stages of a type of brain damage typically seen in retired or aging athletes and can cause neurobehavioral disorders and bizarre behavior"



    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=colledge+football+sucicide+brain+imjury
     
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    true.


    But, the psychological traumas, IMO, outnumber the physical.
     
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    Just sad that Mckinley mentally felt he had nothing to offer outside football
    ny prayer goes out to his family , another young brother gone !
     
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    He was a top shelf player. Very sad.
     
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