Former NFL Running Back Found Dead
According to authorities on Tuesday, former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead late Monday night in a park in Colorado. The Boulder County coroner’s office said later in a statement that it is investigating the 42-year-old's cause of the death. Police added on Tuesday that as of now, foul play is not suspected. Salaam's body was reportedly found at Eben G. Fine Park in the city of Boulder.
Rashaan Salaam, a Heisman Trophy winner, was found dead in a Boulder park, some two miles away from Folsom Field. At Folsom Field he carved his name deep into the book of records as one of the greatest athletes of the program’s history.
The coroner at the Boulder County office are investigating the cause of the dead, which could be a suicide, after a gun and a note were found.
His mother plans to bury him in Boulder, where he’ll be surrounded by the people cared deeply about at the university.
“He loved them,” his mother, Khalada Salaam,said. “And that’s why I’m leaving him there. I’m leaving him there because that’s where people appreciated him, and that’s where he had the most success.”