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Robert Eddins of the Buffalo Bills poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Rochester, New York.  (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Robert Eddins of the Buffalo Bills poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Rochester, New York. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

DETROIT, Mich.– Police in Detroit are investigating the deaths of two men in a basement. One of the victims is a former Ball State football player.

The bodies were found Tuesday in a basement on the west side of Detroit, in the 20000 block of Pierson Street, according to WXYZ.

The victims had been shot multiple times. Family members told WXYZ one of the victims is 28-year-old Robert Eddins, who played one game for the Buffalo Bills in 2011.

Eddins also played for Ball State University, and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team  in 2009 and All-MAC Second Team in 2010.

The other victim hasn’t been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

The Ball State University athletic department issued this statement:

“It’s always a sad day when a former Cardinal passes away. Robert was one of the pivotal defensive players during the 2008 season when the football team made its magical run to 12–0 and the MAC championship game. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with Robert and his family during this very difficult time.”