Rashaan Salaam’s body was found in a parking garage at Eben G. Fine Park and 911 was called just before 9 p.m. on Monday, as per Boulder Police representative Shannon Cordingly. The recreation center is under two miles from Folsom Field, where Salaam featured as a running back for the University of Colorado.
Cordingly said there were no indications of unfairness and an examination to decide the reason for death will be performed by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. Police told Salaam’s mom, Khalada, they presume suicide in the wake of finding a note. She told USA Today Sports, “They said they found a note and would impart that to us when we arrive.”
“The Buff Family has lost an extraordinary young fellow and an incredible Buff today,” Colorado athletic chief Rick George said Tuesday. “We are crushed for Rashaan and his family, and our considerations and petitions are with them at this extremely troublesome time.”
The Chicago Bears, who picked Salaam in the first round (No. 21 generally speaking) of the 1995 draft, tweeted, “Our contemplations are with his family.” Denver Broncos chief of player work force Matt Russell, who was Salaam’s colleague at Colorado from 1992 to ’94, discharged this announcement:
“Rashaan was as dynamic off the field as he was on the field as a player. He was a furiously faithful companion, somebody who was dependably in your corner and had your back. He was a definitive partner and steady of everybody in his locker room. In the event that there was ever a person who would get an individual foul for ensuring somebody on his group, Rashaan was that person.”
“Rashaan was a definitive Buffalo and was so glad to be known as a ‘Colorado Buffalo.’ We were a piece of the same enrolling class, what we called ‘nine deuce,’ the Class of 1992. On the field, Rashaan was the meaning of a champ. It was imperative to him. He honed hard, he played hard and he improved our groups. Rashaan and I giggled a ton after practices since we had such a variety of fights and battles. Notwithstanding when we last observed each other a couple of years back at the CU Hall of Fame acceptance, despite everything we shared those extraordinary recollections and had a great deal of snickers from our time together at Colorado.