Former Indiana Football Star James Hardy Found Dead In River

Former Indiana football star James Hardy has been found dead at the age of 31.

According to reports, the 6-foot-8 wide receiver was found in the Maumee river near Fort Wayne. There is no exact word on the cause of Hardy’s death, but it is believed that he was in the water for a number of days.

“Once on scene officers observed a body floating on the north side of the dam entangled in a log jam,” according to the Buffalo News. “The Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Water Rescue Team was summoned to the scene and with their resources the body was removed from the river and then taken to the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center where an autopsy will be performed to determine an identification, cause and manner of death.”

Hardy was a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills after starring for the Hoosiers.

Our condolences go out to Hardy’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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