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Former Buffalo Bills receiver James Hardy found dead in Indiana river


Police in Fort Wayne Indiana are investigating the discovery of a body in the Maumee River that has been identified as that of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy.

An employee of the city's water filtration plant discovered Hardy's body tangled in a log jam in the river. His cause of death has not been determined.

Hardy, who was 31, was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2008 draft out of Indiana University. He played for only two seasons in Buffalo and also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens organization.

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

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.