- Police say body was recovered from river near former player’s home
- Bills release statement expressing condolences to family
The body of the former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy has been recovered from a river near his home in Indiana, police have confirmed. He was 31.
Hardy was a college star at Indiana, where he also played basketball. He was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2008 draft but only played two injury-affected seasons for the team before a short spell for the Baltimore Ravens. He was released by the Ravens in September 2011, effectively ending his football career.