Ex-Ball State, Bills Player Among 2 Killed in Detroit House

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 21, 2016 Updated: December 21, 2016

Authorities say a former college and professional football player was among two people killed in a Detroit home.

The Wayne County medical examiner’s office said 28-year-old Robert Eddins and 32-year-old Ricardo McFarlin died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday. Their deaths have been ruled homicides.

Eddins was a defensive end at Ball State University from 2007-10 and played a game for the Buffalo Bills in 2011.

Ball State Associate Athletic Director Michael Clark says in a statement Eddins was “pivotal” during the team’s undefeated 2008 season.

Eddins’ mother, Bridgett Eddins, told reporters the family doesn’t know why this happened but is proud of her son’s accomplishments and has been comforted by support on social media.

Detroit police say they don’t know the motive and no arrests have been made.