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A Cleveland Browns Employee Hanged Himself In The Team’s Facility

Groundskeeper Eric Eucker’s body was found Saturday morning — the same day of the Kansas City Chiefs’ tragic murder-suicide.

Eric Eucker, a groundskeeper for the Cleveland Browns, hanged himself in the team’s training facility Saturday, according to multiple reports. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Browns beat writer, Mary Kay Cabot, has a statement from the Browns regarding Eucker’s death.


#browns spokesman Neal Gulkis confirmed that a member of their groundskeeping crew eric eucker committed suicide last night.— Mary Kay Cabot


Statement/suicide of browns groundskeeper Eric euclker “This is a terrible tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to Eric’s family.— Mary Kay Cabot


“Eric was a good friend and colleague, and an outstanding employee. He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization”— Mary Kay Cabot

There appears to be some uncertainty about the time of Eucker’s death; Cabot tweeted Sunday that the 30-year-old Eucker “committed suicide last night,” but Cassandra Nist of News Channel 5 reports that the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner was called out to the team’s facility Saturday morning. Eucker’s body was found in a Browns storage shed.

Eucker’s suicide took place the same day that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot and killed himself in front of Chiefs coaches and officials. Belcher shot himself in the head at 8:10 a.m. local time. Due to its policy on suicides, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office was unable to comment to BuzzFeed on the exact time of Eucker’s death.

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