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The park where authorities say the body of former Colorado running back and 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found Monday evening, at Eben G. Fine Park, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Boulder County coroner's office said that it was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam. Police say foul play was not suspected. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

A gun and a note were found next to the body of former Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam


UPDATE 12/7 6:16 p.m. EST: 

A gun and a note were found near Rashaan Salaam's body, who was found dead in Boulder-Colorado on Monday evening, reports CBS News

The exact cause of death and the contents of the note have not yet been released. 

Former running back and 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead at a park in Boulder, Colorado on Monday night, according to a release on the University of Colorado's website. He was 42. 

Boulder police said there were no signs of foul play. 

The Boulder County coroner's office is still investigating the cause of the former running back's death. 

Salaam was a star for the Colorado Buffaloes and led the country in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns as a junior at the university. In 1994, he went on to become the first Colorado player to win the Heisman Trophy, according to the Bleacher Report. 

"The Buff Family has lost an outstanding young man and a great Buff today," the university's athletic director, Rick George said in a release. "We are heartbroken for Rashaan and his family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very difficult time."

Salaam was then selected by the Chicago Bears with the 21st pick  in the first round of the NFL draft. In 1995, his rookie year with the Bears, Salaam rushed for 1,074 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. 

He was released by the Bears in 1997 after he suffered through three seasons with injuries. Salaam played his last game with the Cleveland BrownS in 1999. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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