McKinley, 23, was on the injured reserve and he required knee surgery in August. He as a fifth-round pick in 2009.
The investigation said that McKinley said shortly after his surgery that he should kill himself. The investigation also found that McKinley didn’t know what to do other than football.
Detectives found McKinley's body with a pillow over his head and a semiautomatic pistol on top of the pillow. They also noted a strong odor of freshly burned marijuana, according to the report
McKinley's agent, Andrew Bondarowicz, told me Monday night that McKinley showed no warning signs, but being out for the season did “weigh on” him.
These details make an already sad story more heartbreaking.