The Fort Wayne Police Department is reporting that a body found lodged in a damn in the Maumee River has been identified as James Hardy. The 31-year-old former wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills was reported missing on May 30th.
Hardy spent two years in the NFL after the Bills drafted him in the second round in 2008 after playing at Indiana University. He played in 16 games with 3 starts catching 10 passes for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns.
In 2014, Hardy was arrested in Los Angeles for resisting arrest, but he was later ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial.
The Allen County Coroner's Office identified the body but cause of death has yet to be determined.
The Bills sent their condolences to the Hardy family on Thursday.
Our support is with the Hardy family after the passing of former Bills WR James Hardy. pic.twitter.com/4ZgLDUwyPA
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) June 8, 2017