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Friday, September 24, 2010
Denver Broncos honor Kenny McKinley

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Denver Broncos held a private memorial for receiver Kenny McKinley. He died Monday of an apparent suicide. He was 23.

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told reporters in Denver that it was obviously a tough week for him and his team as they grieved while preparing for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis.

“I think it’s been a challenge for all of us,” McDaniels said. "No bigger for me or our staff than it is for our team or the people that have been affected by the grieving process for Kenny. I commend our team on really doing a great job of trying to handle both things at the same time. Nobody has complained and they’ve all shown up ready to work and put in the time and the preparation to get ready to play on Sunday and then we’re all looking forward to supporting Kenny’s family today at the memorial and then going out there and really being excited to play in this game. I think it’ll be a great day for the Broncos, Floyd Little coming back and celebrating his (Hall of Fame) induction (and ring ceremony) is a special thing for our team and our fans I know it’ll be a great turnout on Sunday and we’re looking forward to it.”