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Coroner identifies body found in river as ex-Bills WR James Hardy

11 June 2017

He was discovered by a water plant worker in the Maumee River in IN on Wednesday, per Fort Wayne's NBC.

An employee with Fort Wayne's water filtration plant conducting regular rounds discovered the body and notified authorities. In the reports, Hardy was restrained by three officers and would not cooperate leading to his arrest.

Police have launched an investigation into the death. The coroner's office was not able to determine Hardy's cause and manner of death.

Hardy was 31-years-old when he passed. He became the Hoosiers' all-time receiving leader in touchdowns (36), yards (2,740) and receptions (191).

In three games against the Hawkeyes from 2005 to 2007, the IN wide receiver caught 24 passes for 420 yards and five touchdowns. He went on to play just one game, making a reception for 9 yards and he was released prior to his third season.

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And with his death under investigation, it just makes it that much more hard.

A standout at IN who first joined the school to play basketball, Hardy still holds the Hoosiers' records for career receptions, yards and touchdown catches. Before that he was a star receiver at Indiana University.

Hardy spent two years in the National Football League after the Bills drafted him in the second round in 2008 after playing at Indiana University.

The Rumblings staff offers our condolences to Hardy's family and friends during this hard time.

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of James Hardy today", a post on the team's Twitter account read.

Coroner identifies body found in river as ex-Bills WR James Hardy