Pecos County Sheriff’s Office Investigating the Death of a Former NFL Player

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PECOS COUNTY - The Pecos County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a former NFL player was found dead in his home in Fort Stockton.

According to Sheriff Cliff Harris, 39-year-old Curtis Whitley was found face down in the bathroom of his mobile home on Sunday night.

We're told friends went to check on Whitley, when they hadn't heard from him.

Right now, authorities don't suspect foul play, but they are investigating.

Whitley played for three different teams over five years in the 90's, and was suspended twice for drug violations.

His body has been sent to El Paso for an autopsy.