Ex-NFL player James Hardy found dead in Indiana River
James Hardy III, a former wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, was found dead in an Indiana River at the age of 31.
His body was found in the Maumee River on Wednesday. It was found in a log jam, and authorities were called after a water filtration plant employee saw him.
According to TMZ, Hardy had been in the water for days. Hardy’s family had reported him missing on May 30, and authorities are still investigating his disappearance and death.
Hardy had been committed to a mental institution after he was arrested in 2014 for attacking a police officer. Despite the fact that he struggled after his NFL career ended, his friends and family remember him as a kind, generous man.
His ex-girlfriend, reality star Toya Wright, took to Instagram to express her condolences to his family and friends. “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Hardy family at this difficult time…may your heart and soul find peace and comfort,” she wrote.