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NFL Player Dies From Apparent Suicide

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There is sad news coming out of Tampa, Florida, as Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock has died from an apparent suicide outside of the area high school he graduated from. Murdock was just 25 years old and trying to make a comeback from an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the entire 2011 season.

According to Tampa police, Murdock was found in his car around 8:30 this morning in front of Middleton High School. Murdock had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was rushed to Tampa General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just over 2 hours later.

The Titans signed Murdock as an undrafted free agent last year out of Fort Hays State, but had started his collegiate career at South Carolina. He played for the Gamecocks for two years under Steve Spurrier and was a teammate of Kenny McKinley, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos who also commited suicide back in 2010.

Murdock had not reported to Titans training camp last week, for what head coach Mike Munchak had labeled as “personal reasons.” Details have yet to emerge as what those “personal reasons” or issues may have been.

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