Tight end Jared Cook spent his Monday in the aftermath of the victory over the New York Giants not preparing for the Denver Broncos, but instead saying goodbye to a friend.
Cook was in Georgia on Monday at the funeral service for Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sept. 20.
McKinley and Cook arrived together at South Carolina in 2005 and were roommates for two years. McKinley was the career leader in receptions, receiving yards, and consecutive games with a reception at South Carolina.
Cook said that South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and around 60 former Gamecock teammates of McKinley’s were in attendance on Monday. Also, DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, attended the service.