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This is a 2011 photo of James Hardy of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Ex-NFL wide receiver James Hardy was found dead in a river


A body found in an Indiana River on Wednesday has been identified as that of former NFL wide receiver Jame Hardy III, reports USA Today. The cause of death has not been confirmed, according to Allen County Coroner's Office investigator Rebecca Stuttle. 

"Everything is still under investigation," said Stuttle. 

Hardy was a second-round NFL draft pick for the Buffalo Bills in 2008. 

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of James Hardy today," the Bills said in a statement. "We send our condolences to the Hardy family as they deal with this tragic loss."

In two seasons, Hardy made 10 catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. 

In 2014, Hardy was arrested for an attack on three police officers. A judge ruled that he was not mentally fit to stand trial. 

Hardy played his fiat Indiana University. 

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