Former USC and Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley told at least one former teammate at USC within the past couple of weeks that he was struggling with depression and was thinking of hurting himself according to a source privy to that conversation.
McKinley committed suicide Monday at his home near Denver. McKinley was in Columbia the weekend of the Georgia football game and had the chance then to meet with some former teammates.
The official report released last night by the Arapahoe County Sherriff’s Office stated that McKinley had been suffering from depression after undergoing knee surgery four weeks ago, surgery that cost him this season and left him on the injured reserve list. And as a result of being on IR, McKinley was to receive only half of his normal paycheck.
The Broncos will hold a memorial for McKinley at the team headquarters on Friday. And funeral services will be held Monday in Austell, GA and will be open to the public.