Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn says it appeared to have been an accident. He says a woman at the house with several other children found the boy about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and began trying to resuscitate him.
The child was pronounced dead at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in Henderson.
Cunningham starred at UNLV and played for 16 years in the NFL, mostly for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 47-year-old Cunningham is now an ordained minister and pastor of a church in Las Vegas. He wasn’t home when the boy was found.