Shane Dronett Found Dead (Photos)


Former NFL football player, Shane Dronett, was found dead at his Duluth home on Wednesday. Dronett was 38. Read more on Shane Dronett’s death below.

Shane Dronett was found dead in his home. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“The investigation is still ongoing relating to the cause and manner of death,” Ted Bailey, the Chief Forensic Investigator in Gwinnett County, told the newspaper.

Dronett was a defensive tackle and played his final six seasons (1996-2002) with the Atlanta Falcons and was there in1998 when they made it to the Super Bowl.

“The entire Atlanta Falcons family is saddened by the news of Shane Dronett’s passing,” the team said in a statement. “Our deepest condolences are with his family during this difficult time.”

Shane Dronett played four seasons for the Denver Broncos before joining the Falcons, who lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

We will keep you updated with details on Shane Dronett’s death as they become available.

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  1. For those of you who took the time to read about, or was a fan of my cousin Shane, from myself and the family of Shane Dronett we thank you for your thoughts, and your prayers. I would like for the fact to be known that Shanes mind was not right at the time of his death, nor the few years prior, had had brain surgery about 4 years ago. He was a loving father, son, husband, cousin, Friend. And to you cuz, I love you and miss you deaply. Till we meet again.
    Michael Anderson and the family of Shane Dronett

  2. Gerard, I certainly hope you never lose a loved one that would have to read such blatantly disrespectful and crude comments such as yours regarding Shane.

    • say bro, thats my motherfucking cousin ur joking about. i dont find it funny at all and he was sick in his head when he died so why don't u think the next time.


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