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Old 09-23-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Former teammate doubts Kenny McKinley committed suicide
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 23, 2010 10:11 AM ET
Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead this week in what police say was a suicide, but one of McKinley's former Broncos teammates, Giants defensive back D.J. Johnson, says he can't believe that's true.

"I don't think it happened the way they're saying it happened," Johnson said, per Tom Rock of Newsday. "I just don't. I don't think it was a suicide. That's my personal opinion on the situation. I think there's something fishy about the situation."

Johnson may not have all the facts available to him that the police have, and grief at the death of his friend may be clouding his view of the matter. But Johnson insists that McKinley had a lot to live for, including his love for his young son, and he suggested that there are criminals in Denver who target players on the Broncos.

"I know what the environment is like in Denver," he said. "I knew Kenny and I knew the type of people that we all hung around. You just never know. You can't trust nobody. He's not from there, I wasn't from there."

Johnson worries that McKinley may have been involved in a situation similar to the incident that led to Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams being killed in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day 2007.

"In any environment when you have guys in our position who are out having fun, and we're going to the same environments as normal people and some convicts, however it may happen, it's going to be an issue," he said. "We have the financial backing to be able to go in there, have a good time, buy some bottles and stuff like that. Then there are going to be others that are going to look at it, going to see the women gravitate to that, so they're going to try to match you. Then you get into a pissing contest. And when you get into a pissing contest, people get upset.

"When you get into a pissing contest, people get upset and they get mad about the littlest things, petty stuff. Just jealousy. That can lead to it."

I recall there was speculation that this was part of the reason Marshall was so adamant about leaving here. If true it is pretty disturbing
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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Johnson is probably right that jealous people can be dangerous people. But, he should shut his mouth right now.
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Why would this be an issue specific to Denver? Why not Detroit, Atlanta, etc.?
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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Yeah, right, there are people gunning for Broncos players even the little known ones on IR that would break into his house and kill him? Highly doubt it. This guy is obviously upset, which is understandable, but I doubt there is much truth to it.

Yes the D-will inscident was sad because of the way it went down, but it could have happened in any major city and it made no difference that it was in Denver.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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I'm sure he's right about the jealousy but there's no way it's exclusive to Denver.
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Johnson is probably right that jealous people can be dangerous people. But, he should shut his mouth right now.
Easy there.... Maybe the guy is grieving in his own way about the death of his personal friend.
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Why would this be an issue specific to Denver? Why not Detroit, Atlanta, etc.?
I'm sure they do, but you just don't hear about it as much cause you're not on their boards and following them as closely.

If there is a difference, though, perhaps because Denver is a "smaller city" where there's less distance between the gangs and the celebs.....they're all going to the same clubs, restaurants, etc. A lot of other big cities have less mixing cause the celebs know the areas to avoid and have tons of choices of places the riff raff won't be seen. Add to that the fact that larger cities like Miami and LA have tons of other celebs other than just sports figures and it becomes perhaps less of a novelty to see them out and about.
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Former teammate doubts Kenny McKinley committed suicide
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 23, 2010 10:11 AM ET
Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead this week in what police say was a suicide, but one of McKinley's former Broncos teammates, Giants defensive back D.J. Johnson, says he can't believe that's true.

"I don't think it happened the way they're saying it happened," Johnson said, per Tom Rock of Newsday. "I just don't. I don't think it was a suicide. That's my personal opinion on the situation. I think there's something fishy about the situation."

Johnson may not have all the facts available to him that the police have, and grief at the death of his friend may be clouding his view of the matter. But Johnson insists that McKinley had a lot to live for, including his love for his young son, and he suggested that there are criminals in Denver who target players on the Broncos.

"I know what the environment is like in Denver," he said. "I knew Kenny and I knew the type of people that we all hung around. You just never know. You can't trust nobody. He's not from there, I wasn't from there."

Johnson worries that McKinley may have been involved in a situation similar to the incident that led to Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams being killed in a drive-by shooting on New Year's Day 2007.

"In any environment when you have guys in our position who are out having fun, and we're going to the same environments as normal people and some convicts, however it may happen, it's going to be an issue," he said. "We have the financial backing to be able to go in there, have a good time, buy some bottles and stuff like that. Then there are going to be others that are going to look at it, going to see the women gravitate to that, so they're going to try to match you. Then you get into a pissing contest. And when you get into a pissing contest, people get upset.

"When you get into a pissing contest, people get upset and they get mad about the littlest things, petty stuff. Just jealousy. That can lead to it."

I recall there was speculation that this was part of the reason Marshall was so adamant about leaving here. If true it is pretty disturbing
This reflects on poor judgement by the players more than anything else. Denver has never been known as a hub for gangsta's, it's certainly no LA when it comes to this type of element.

It's funny how the Avs, Nugz and Rockies don't seem to have this problem. Sorry, I'm calling BS on this...
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He's just trying to cope but he is hurting his friends family in the process. If there is a selfish person in this tragic story it's the player located 3000 miles away from the scene.
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I'm sure they do, but you just don't hear about it as much cause you're not on their boards and following them as closely.

If there is a difference, though, perhaps because Denver is a "smaller city" where there's less distance between the gangs and the celebs.....they're all going to the same clubs, restaurants, etc. A lot of other big cities have less mixing cause the celebs know the areas to avoid and have tons of choices of places the riff raff won't be seen. Add to that the fact that larger cities like Miami and LA have tons of other celebs other than just sports figures and it becomes perhaps less of a novelty to see them out and about.
Good points.
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Also, McKinnley told people after his surgery he was going to kill himself. So unless those gangsta's be so cleva... this is total garbage. Another note about gang killings, typically they like to make them messy so that it sends a message, not looking like a suicide.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #12
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Maybe it was mafia related.
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I bet the CIA did it... was McKinley a double agent?
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #14
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It's funny how the Avs, Nugz and Rockies don't seem to have this problem. Sorry, I'm calling BS on this...
Didn't a basketball player get shot, or shot at, a couple years before Williams? I swear I read a ton about that after the Darrent murder. Maybe I am thinking of a story from another city. I can't remember who it was.
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It was something from outer space that killed him.
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Didn't a basketball player get shot, or shot at, a couple years before Williams? I swear I read a ton about that after the Darrent murder. Maybe I am thinking of a story from another city. I can't remember who it was.
Julius Hodge was shot on I-76 after leaving a club... It's really strange. Denver is statistically one of the safer cities in the country. Yet we have a lot of issues with our athletes...
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Did Kenny have any kind of relationship with Darryl Kile? If so, perhaps it was the same killer.
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I can see why he thinks the story is fishy.

He's at home with some friends, he goes upstairst to shoot himself, and nobody knows about it until they go upstairs and pull sheets down off of him?

It either sounds like it was made up by 12-year olds or it really happened.
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I can see why he thinks the story is fishy.

He's at home with some friends, he goes upstairst to shoot himself, and nobody knows about it until they go upstairs and pull sheets down off of him?

It either sounds like it was made up by 12-year olds or it really happened.
He was alone, Gaffney.
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I can see why he thinks the story is fishy.

He's at home with some friends, he goes upstairst to shoot himself, and nobody knows about it until they go upstairs and pull sheets down off of him?

It either sounds like it was made up by 12-year olds or it really happened.
You are very typical of the people I know that also like to shout their faith from the roof tops.
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You are very typical of the people I know that also like to shout their faith from the roof tops.
What?
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What?

My comment is taking into consideration several years of reading you posts both on the main board and in the WPR.

This is just an observation.
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