Browns Employee Reportedly Committed Suicide in Team Facility on Saturday

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2012

We’re sad to learn that the NFL has reportedly been rocked by yet another tragic suicide. This latest news, as per Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, concerns a Cleveland Browns team employee, Eric Eucker, who took his own life at the team facility on Saturday.

WEWS NewsChannel5, an ABC affiliate in Northeast Ohio, noted that the Cuyahoga County Coroner confirmed the report:

Breaking News: Cuyahoga County Coroner confirms an employee with the Cleveland Browns hanged himself inside a Browns storage shed...

— WEWS NewsChannel5 (@WEWS) December 2, 2012

This terrible news comes in the wake of another high-profile suicide.

The NFL is currently attempting to recover from another major tragedy that occurred this past Saturday, as Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs murdered the mother of his child and then took his own life in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium.

This Browns employee sadly chose to end his life by hanging himself in the equipment shed.

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Browns organization has released a statement concerning the suicide of Eucker , a member of the groundskeeping crew.

Eric Eucker was a member of #Browns' grounds keeping crew. #NFL

— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) December 2, 2012

It reads:

This is a terrible tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to Eric’s family. Eric was a good friend and colleague, and an outstanding employee. He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization.

There has been nothing further released about Eucker or the details surrounding his sudden and tragic suicide.

This has been a trying weekend for the National Football League, and our hearts go out to those who have been personally impacted by the heartbreaking suicide of this employee.


We will have more details as they come forth concerning this terrible incident at the Cleveland Browns facility, so please feel free to check back here on Bleacher Report throughout the day for updates.