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Former Bears RB Rashaan Salaam Found Dead In Colorado Park, Suspected Suicide



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1994 #Heisman Trophy winner #RashaanSalaam, was found dead in a park in #Boulder, Colorado. Salaam was 42-years old. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly, there was no foul play. There are speculations that his death was suicide. However, the official cause of death is still under investigation.
“They said they found a note and would share that with us when we get there,” said Salaam’s mother, Khalada Salaam. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to #CNN, Salaam was found in Eben B. Fine Park on Monday, a little before 9 p.m. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“He had a happy heart. I loved being around him,” former Colorado Coach Bill McCartney told CUBuffs.com. “He didn’t take himself too seriously, and he always credited those around him, especially his offensive line. What I liked about him is that he had a sparkle in his eye. He was upbeat and positive.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a junior, the star athlete led the Buffaloes to a No. 3 finish nationally in 1994. He won the Heisman Trophy with ease as he rushed for 2,055 yards. Though Salaam only played 33 games in his pro career, he made history as the youngest #NFL player to reach 1,000 yards rushing. Picked in the 1st round by the #ChicagoBears, Salaam was also voted NFC Rookie of the Year in 1995. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family, fans, and loved ones.

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