Column: Woody Paige Plotted Own Suicide In ‘02

Today ESPN Around The Horn panelist and DENVER POST columnist Woody Paige addressed the recent self-inflicted death of Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley by relating his own, serious contemplation of suicide.

Kenny McKinley and Woody Paige

Paige reported in the piece that in 2002, a friend and a local doctor secretly pushed him into rehab for the treatment of his addiction to myriad narcotics prescribed by a “prominent Denver psychiatrist” to combat clinical depression.

The heavy medication had earlier caused Paige to plan out a scenario in which he would kill himself by swimming, “out in the Pacific Ocean far enough that I couldn’t make it back to the beach. .. My death would be termed an ‘accidental drowning,’ and my family and few friends would be horrified, but spared the humiliation.Read more…