Former Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy III found dead in river in Indiana

by Angela Davis |@JerseyGirlSport We always wonder what happens to NFL players when the game is over. What do they do. For every 'name' that ends up behind a sports news desk, there are hundreds we never hear from. When the news is good, it's great. However, when it's sad, it's tragic. The body of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy III was found in an Indiana river.
from USATodaysports.com Hardy’s cause of death has not been determined, according to Allen County Coroner’s Office investigator Rebecca Stuttle. A city employee found his body in the Maumee River Wednesday afternoon. “Everything is still under investigation,” Stuttle said. Hardy, 31, was a second-round pick (No. 41 overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2008 NFL draft. He had 10 catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in two seasons. He also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, though he never appeared in a regular-season game for the team, before playing in the Arena Football League. "We are saddened to learn of the passing of James Hardy today," the Bills wrote in a statement Thursday. "We send our condolences to the Hardy family as they deal with this tragic loss."
In May 2014 Hardy was arrested for assaulting three police officers but was unable to stand trial because the judge determined he was not mentally fit. It seems he has been mentally challenged, and perhaps more details about his life in the past few years will come out and shed light on may be the cause of his death. In the meantime, our prayers are with his family.

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