A member of the Cleveland Browns’ grounds crew committed suicide at their practice facility, a team spokesman said Sunday. More after the jump.
The man’s body was found Saturday morning at the facility in suburban Cleveland, on the same day Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after killing his girlfriend earlier.
Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis confirmed to The Associated Press that a team employee died of a suicide, but gave no other information. He did release a statement calling the man a good friend and an outstanding employee and saying the team’s heartfelt condolences go out to his family. “This is a terrible tragedy,” the statement said. “He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization.”
A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said they were called to the practice facility to investigate a suicide Saturday morning, but released no other information.