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Body of Ex-NFL Player James Hardy Found in Ind. River



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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - CIRCA 2010: In this handout photo provided by the NFL, James Hardy of the Buffalo Bills poses for his 2010 NFL headshot circa 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

    The body of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy III was found in an Indiana river near Fort Wayne on Wednesday, officials said. 

    The Allen County Coroner’s Office announced that Hardy's body was identified Thursday afternoon after being found in a logjam on the Maumee River. 

    According to NBC's Fort Wayne affiliate, Hardy was reported missing by his family weeks ago.

    Police in Fort Wayne said Allen's body was found at the base of Hosey Dam. 

    Hardy, who played for the Buffalo Bills for two seasons, was a standout player at Indiana University and played high school football in the Fort Wayne area, according to the report.