Denver Broncos Kenny McKinley Had Gambling Problem Before Death

An investigation into the death of Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has revealed the 23 year old was heavily in debt and had a gambling problem at the time of his suicide on September 21st, 2010.
The 131-page report released yesterday which concludes the investigation into Broncos player’s death, reveals McKinley had spiralling debts and had discussed suicide with friends prior to his demise.
Those debts included $40,000 worth of Las Vegas casino markers, with an article from news source ‘sbnation’ stating:
“The sheriff’s report quotes McKinley’s father, Kenneth McKinley, as saying that he and his wife were getting many letters for their son at their home in Mableton, Ga., from casinos in Las Vegas. He said bill collectors also were calling his house asking for his son and that he had spoken with his son about managing his money better.”
Other known debts incurred by Kenny McKinley included $65,000 owed to good friend Brandstater, who claimed  McKinley had a “major gambling problem,” and a $3,000 per month child support order, as well as an impending paternity suit.
Combined with his ongoing left knee injury, Kenny McKinley was reduced to a depressed state, with grave concerns as to how he would support his son after his football career had ended.
McKinley’s injury meant he only earned the rookie minimum of $310k in 2009, would only receive $240k on injury reserve in 2010, and was not guaranteed to receive his expected $480k in 2011 or $565k in 2012.
Prior to his suicide, McKinley bought a gun from Broncos receiver Gaffney, saying he needed it for “personal protection.”
Commenting on the tragedy of his friend’s suicide, Brandstater said:
“It’s unfortunate at a time like this that we don’t get to focus on how great of a person Kenny was and how much he meant to a lot of people. As for the other circumstances, Kenny was a friend in need and I would do anything for him, as he would have done for me.”

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