When 23-year-old Kenny McKinley lay down on his bed, put a semi-automatic to his head and pulled the trigger, Brady Quinn blamed himself.
After all, Quinn, McKinley's Denver Broncos teammate, knew McKinley had debt, depression and a gambling addiction. They'd talked about it. Quinn was trying to help him. "He'd assured me everything was in order," Quinn says.
"I had a sense of guilt," says Quinn, now 28. "It was like, 'Where did I miss it? What did I not see? Was there a conversation where I wasn't as truthful as I could've been?' ... I vowed that I'd never let that happen to a teammate again."
But 26 months later, it did.