Ex-NFL Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver (And Toya Wright’s Ex) Is Found Dead, Floating In An Indiana River


Ex NFL wide receiver James Hardy III was found dead in an Indiana River. Officials have confirmed that the body found in a log jam on the Maumee river, was, in fact, the 6 foot 6 tall athlete.

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Hardy was drafted by the Buffalo Bills after he played a stellar season his Junior year at Indiana University. Getting drafted that young is a huge deal for someone who aspires to be a professional athlete. James Hardy was a shoe-in, however, after he made first team All-Big Ten, which is a big honor.


A water filtration plant employee spotted Hardy’s body and called authorities. According to sources over at TMZ, he had been in the water for a few days. Police are still investigating the cause of death.